In Search Of Answers From IDES To About Unemployment Fraud"It’s been made clear to me that the agency is working overtime to stand up new programs and find new ways to reach those that rely on the agency services at this critical time."
Some Bars Say City Is Keeping Them Waiting In Issuing Permits To Serve OutsideWith the list of Chicago bars and restaurants permanently closing growing, a few that are still open are also hanging by a thread. The reason is how long it’s taking the city to process their permit to serve customers outside.
Pullman Porter Museum Director Says His Facebook Page Was Hacked And Used To Scam PeopleGetting hacked on Facebook is nothing new, but on Tuesday night, the director of a historic Chicago museum said that hackers have been using his account to scam people online.
With Full Capacity Nowhere In Sight Amid Pandemic, Could A Restaurant Collapse Be Coming In Chicago?A restaurant collapse is on the horizon in Chicago, according to owners who just can’t scrape by any longer with no full-capacity future in sight.
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.
Some Neighbors Relieved As Chicago Bans One-Night Rentals To Crack Down On PartiesThe City of Chicago is cracking down on partying by banning one night rentals through sites like Airbnb.
Neighbors Worry About Rise In Violent Crime In Ravenswood Manor; One Woman Found Bullets In Her BedroomA Ravenswood Manor neighborhood woman recently woke up with a bullet next to her pillow. We found the shooting, hitting way too close to home, is part of a rise in violent crime in the community, where people are fed up with safety issues.
Navy Pier Closed Until 2021: What Does That Mean Going Forward?It’s closing time for Chicago’s Navy Pier.
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.
Brian Wiles, Who Once Saved Man In Lake Michigan, Is Mourned After Losing His Own Life In LakeA 46-year-old man who died after being pulled from Jackson Harbor is the very same man who jumped into the water years ago to save a man in a wheelchair.
Workers Say They're Worried About COVID-19 Safety At Big Blue Swim School In North Center, Some Have Walked Off JobWorkers at popular swim school in Chicago said they are worried about their safety and their students – and some of them even walked off the job.
Suspect In Stabbing Four Homeless People, One Fatally, Is In Custody, Police SayPolice say in each case the man stabbed the victim in the neck with his left hand while they were sleeping and then fled the scene.
Sam Acho Joins Young People To Turn Old Liquor Store Into Fresh Food Mart In South AustinThere is now one less food desert in South Austin thanks to the efforts of former Bear Sam Acho and a kids’ club.
Police Release Video Of Shooting That Injured Chicago Firefighter's 12-Year-Old Son; Neighbor Says, 'It's Time For This To Stop'
Families Disheartened By U Of I's Suspension Of Beckwith Program For Disabled Students, Demand Straight AnswersThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus will reopen next week. But for students with physical disabilities, the future of their semester is unclear.