After Receiving Rude, Garbled Call From One IDES Worker, Woman Says Another Worker Solved Her ProblemEarlier this week, we reported on a woman who received a garbled call from an Illinois Department of Employment Security worker who rudely yawned as he spoke.
Man Has His Illinois Unemployment Account Hacked And Earnings Taken, And No Red Flags Are RaisedA man wants to know where his money is, after someone hacked into his Illinois Department of Employment Security account and took off with his earnings.
Insider Explains Why IDES Is Not Calling You BackDozens of unemployed people have told us they’ve waited weeks for a phone call back from IDES only to get disconnected.
Woman 'Livid' After Receiving Garbled And Unhelpful Callback Message, Yawn From IDES EmployeeImagine being out of work, waiting weeks to get a call back from the state’s unemployment office – and then when you do, the caller not only yawns, but says he has no idea what the problem is.
Unemployment Fraudsters Were Taking Money From Woman's State Pension, And She Says She Couldn't Get A Hold Of IDESFraudsters are taking hundreds of dollars from an Itasca woman’s state pension.
Glenview Man Sues Illinois Department of Employment Security, Says He’s Owed Thousands In Benefits After System ‘Glitch’John R. White filed the small claims complaint in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday. He accused IDES of withholding benefits after a system “glitch” when he applied for unemployment online in May. 
State Urges Man To Apply For Gig Worker Unemployment After Penalty Weeks Hold Up His Benefits For MonthsA possible solution has emerged for an unemployment benefits problem we have been reporting on for months.
IDES Hiring 20 New Investigators To Keep Up With Unemployment Fraud Reports, But Many Complaints PersistThe jobs crisis continues, with more than 25,000 people in Illinois applying for unemployment benefits last week.
FEMA Approves Extra $300 In Weekly Unemployment Benefits For IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Employment Security has said, under the current funding model for the program, the $300 in extra benefits will last only about three weeks, based on demand.
Man Says He Was Victim Of Unemployment Benefit Fraud, Then Had His Benefits Cut OffA suburban man who has been out of work since June thought he had successfully navigated the Illinois unemployment system. But then, his benefits seemed to disappear into thin air.
Many Months Into Pandemic, People Are Still Losing Jobs And Aren't Getting Calls Back From IDESWe’re seeing parts of the economy recover months into the coronavirus pandemic, but this week’s numbers tell the other side of the story.
Unemployment Fraud Complaints Soar 2000% For Illinois Department Of Employment Security; Not Counting Pandemic Assistance FraudIn addition to more than 14,000 identity theft claims at IDES, there have been 107,000 more fraud claims that came through Illinois under a new federal benefit called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Illinois To Apply For $300 In Extra Weekly Unemployment Benefits From Federal GovernmentMore than half of U.S. states have been approved for the additional unemployment benefits, but Illinois is not among them yet.
Illinois Department Of Employment Security Offices Remain Closed; Other States Reopening OfficesMany who can't get through to the Illinois Department of Employment Security over the phone and can't wait for their benefits any longer have resorted to driving to the offices, but they are closed.
Illinois Charging State Worker A Fee For Unemployment Money She Did Not RequestAfter ongoing reports of problems at the Illinois Department of Employment Security, one suburban woman says she got benefits she didn't ask for and then ended up being punished, hit right in her bank account.