Over 45,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of June 22, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 1,427,000new claims filed across the U.S. last week.
Many Still Struggle To Get A Hold Of Illinois Unemployment Offices; One Woman Finds Success Leaving Contact Info In Note At DoorCBS 2 is Working for Chicago as we continue to hear that many people are waiting to receive benefits they are owed. Some are struggling to get simple answers from the state.
Unemployed Illinoisans Say State's Phone Lines Are Mismanaged And Further Delaying Their BenefitsHundreds of phone calls, but no solution – we continue to hear from people who can't get through for help with unemployment claims or the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
Over 44,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of June 8, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 1,508,000 new claims filed across the country last week.
Gig Workers Say Their Unemployment Benefits Are Being Held Up By Audits And They Can't Wait AnymoreAudits are holding up the federal money they're desperate for - that's what some gig workers tell CBS 2.
Some Illinoisans Are Now Back At Work, But Still Can't Get Through To Secure Unemployment They've Been Trying To Get Since MarchJust in the past week, we’ve heard from dozens of people who are still waiting on unemployment benefits – some since March.
Over 44,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of June 1, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 1,542,000 new claims filed across the country last week.
Legitimate And Fraudulent Claims Drain State’s Unemployment FundCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered that legitimate and fraudulent claims are draining the state’s payment piggy bank.
Over 46,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of May 25, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 1,877,000new claims filed across the country last week.
CBS 2 Goes To Gov. Pritzker With Illinois Unemployment Workers' Claims About Understaffing, Other IssuesWe have taken the allegations made by IDES workers to Gov. JB Pritzker to see how he plans to address the concerns they brought up.
'There's Just Not Enough of Us:' Illinois Unemployment Workers Allege Understaffing, ‘Insurmountable’ Workloads, Fear Of Infection As They Process ClaimsCBS 2's extensive reporting as part of its “Working for Chicago” series continues to uncover how the state's system for applying for and processing unemployment claims is not only overwhelmed, but incapable of handling the extraordinary number of new claims from the beginning.
Data Breach In State's New PUA Unemployment System Exposes Some Claimants' Personal InfoIllinois State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) said a constituent in her district made her aware of the data breach, after inadvertently accessing a spreadsheet with names and personal information for thousands of unemployment applicants.
After CBS 2's Story, Unemployed Illinoisans Who Were Locked Out From Benefits Have Their Minor Application Mistakes FixedWe have told you story after story of people trying to get mistakes fixed by the state’s unemployment benefits office.
Some Senior Workers Struggle As They Try To File For Unemployment In IllinoisIt’s hard enough navigating the state’s unemployment process, but losing your job in the pandemic can be especially tough if you’re one of the most vulnerable people during this time – senior citizens.
Unemployment Money Mistakenly Approved For Illinois State Employee Who Is Still WorkingHow could someone who currently goes to work every day for the state get approved for unemployment benefits?