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.
Over 95,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ estimated claims were among 900,000 filed across the country.
Ordered To Return Unemployment Overpayments, Illinoisans Still Waiting For State To Decide If It Will Grant WaiversIDES continues to blame the federal government for a lag in implementing a new law that could make life a whole lot easier for several people.
Wheeling Woman Has Made More Than 50 Calls About Unemployment Overpayment, Is Concerned About Who Can See Her Social Security NumberOne woman has called the governor’s office, her state senator, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security more than 50 times in search of help with an unemployment overpayment.
Glenview Man Now Getting Unemployment Benefits After Taking IDES To Court, But What About Others In His Position?With the Illinois Department of Employment Security failing to address issues with unemployment claims properly, a Glenview man had to take them to court to get his benefits.
Illinois Residents Now Receiving Fraudulent Change-Of-Address Letters Thanks To Unemployment Scammers; Anti-Fraud Task Force LaunchedOne of the biggest problems faced by the Illinois Department of Employment Security continues to be skyrocketing fraud claims.
What The CBS 2 Investigators Uncovered In 2020As we close out 2020 – a challenging year unlike anything we’ve seen before – we wanted to take a moment to focus on why what we do matters.