Woman Dead For More Than Five Years Receives IDES Debit Card Despite Family Not Returning Identity VerificationThe Illinois Department of Employment Security is investigating how one man's mother was registered as losing her job this month -- even though she died almost six years ago.
U.S. Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Victims Of Unemployment Benefit FraudThe U.S. Department of Labor on Monday launched a new website for victims of unemployment fraud.
Woman Says IDES Told Her Stimulus Meant End Of Unemployment Benefits; IDES Told Us It Was Probably A Scammer, But It Wasn'tA Chicago woman reached out to us after she said she got some bad information about her unemployment claim. Illinois Department of Employment Security representatives tried to blame it all on a possible scammer - but a scammer it was not.
DuPage County Man Has Had Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Made In His Name In Two Different States -- And He's Not AloneOne Chicago area man is facing multiple fraudulent unemployment claims – and is the victim of a new kind of unemployment fraud that is crossing state lines and affecting several states.
Emails Reveal IDES Anticipated Problems With Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Overpayments From The StartThis week marks one year since the bottom fell out of Illinois' job market because of the pandemic.
Gov. Pritzker Addresses Callback Times, Fraud, And Other Ongoing Issues With Illinois Department Of Employment SecurityOne year after the pandemic began, Illinois' economy is still struggling to bounce back.
Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must ChangeThe Illinois Department of Employment Security is finally admitting that callback times are getting worse, not better.
Cariacature Artist, Substitute Teacher Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls DroppedWe are still hearing from people who can’t get help with unemployment because of issues at the state level.
Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No NoticeA new roadblock has been thrown up for contract workers getting unemployment benefits.
After Smooth Sailing With Unemployment Claims Last Year, Two Former Restaurant Workers Now On Rollercoaster Ride To Get BenefitsThe Morning Insiders found two women pleased with the state's unemployment system for months. Then 2021 hit. Now they're swept up in IDES drama too.
Trouble Accessing 1099-G Tax Forms For Unemployment Benefits Online? A Tech Expert Has A Possible FixAfter our story this week revealing technical difficulties accessing the 1099-G tax document online, an IT expert reached out to CBS 2's Tara Molina with an idea.
Over 68,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported 68,383 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Feb. 15.
Some Illinois Unemployment Recipients Still Haven't Received 1099-G Tax Forms In Mail, Have Trouble Downloading Them OnlineCBS 2’s Tara Molina looked into complaints where people say the State of Illinois still has not sent out the paperwork they desperately need to file.
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.