Illinois Unemployment Offices Have Been Closed Nearly A Year, And Many Say It's Causing Big ProblemsA new push has been launched to reopen unemployment offices in Illinois.
Pritzker's Budget Plan Does Not Increase Taxes On Families, But Business Owners Say They Will Be Hit HardAfter Gov. JB Pritzker gave his state of the state address Wednesday, it is becoming more clear how the state plans to dig itself out of a massive budget hole caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. JB Pritzker Seeking Additional Funding For Illinois Unemployment System To Help Overwhelmed State AgencyPritzker asked the Illinois General Assembly to pass a standalone bill providing $60 million in federal funds for IDES for the current fiscal year, and another $73 million in federal funds for the next fiscal year, which starts in July.
Labor Union Says Some Problems With Illinois' Unemployment System Date Back Before Pandemic"Many of the problems claimants were experiencing during the spring and summer last year were the result of years of disinvestment in [the Illinois Department of Employment Security]," said Illinois AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Pat Devaney.
Man Believes His Illinois Unemployment Benefits Are Being Held Up Because He Is Taking An Online ClassGary Berg has been waiting on unemployment benefits since November – and he has also been waiting six weeks on a callback from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
State Senators Grill IDES Officials About Ongoing Unemployment IssuesIDES just announced unemployment fraud cases shot up by another 138,000 in less than a month, now totaling 1.1 million fraudulent claims.
Over 40,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ estimated claims make up 5% of the estimated 779,000 filed across the country last week.
2 Victims Of Unemployment Fraud Say They Couldn't Get Through To Chicago Police To File ReportsNo one likes being ghosted, but especially not by Chicago Police Department.
Unemployment Fraud, Identity Theft, And Filing Your Taxes: An Expert's AdviceIt’s going to be a rough tax season, according to experts preparing to deal with rampant unemployment fraud cases affecting your taxes.
Over 95,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported 95,481 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Jan 18 in Illinois.
Warning: If You Get A 1099-G Form, And You've Never Applied For Unemployment, You May Be A Victim Of FraudIf you get a 1099-G form in the mail, but you never applied for unemployment benefits, someone else may have in your name.