Illinoisans Are Being Ordered To Return Unemployment Overpayments Caused By State's Mistakes; State Rep. Is Seeking To Stop It From HappeningLegislation would prevent IDES from going after people when the overpayment issue is the state's fault.
Illinois' Unemployed Want Answers From IDES: 'I Can't Imagine How Much Worse Things Have To Get'"To be honest, what really prompted me to reach out was when I realized I wasn’t the only person."
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.
Logan Square's 'Can't Pay Cafe' Helps Those Affected By PandemicOrganizers are calling on lawmakers to extend the federal government's extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
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.
Stolen Social Security Numbers At The Center Of IDES Scams"It's ridiculous. You have to be by your phone. And if you are not by your phone, you have to register for another phone call."
IDES Benefits Scam Targets Seniors; 'It's Upsetting'"I just don't want other people to have to go through this."
Working For Chicago: Fighting Hackers Who Want IDES Money"I was shocked because I haven't worked in 13 years. I just started collecting Social Security when I was 62 and so I would think the government would know that and not send me this card."
Suburban Police Warn Against Unemployment Benefits ScamThe cards have the Illinois state insignia and are used to load unemployment benefit payments after a claim has been approved.
Protesting IDES Delays Works For Chicago Woman Outside Pilsen Unemployment Office"I haven't received any communication about a check."
IDES Woes Continue To Plague The Unemployed; 'It's Frustrating'"Over a thousand times. It's frustrating. Meanwhile the bills are coming in. I've got to have money to pay those bills. It's just nerve racking."
Unemployed Chicagoan Records Calls To IDES Showing Frustration Just To Get Through"I'm going to stream this to make it a bit lighthearted to poke fun at how ridiculous the situation is for me, and for countless other people."
Attorney Answers Unemployment Questions As Businesses Reopen, Benefits Set To ExpireWe're getting answers to your unemployment questions as CBS 2 continues Working For Chicago.
CBS 2 Investigators: Employed People Getting Hit With IDES Scam To Divulge Bank InformationThey'll ask you to wire the money to an account or buy gift cards and send them the pin number.
Despite Reopening Efforts, Chicagoans Still Struggle To Get Work, Unemployment Benefits"It's still difficult to get through and the websites don't work."