After A Year Of Demanding Answers, CBS 2 Sits Down With Illinois Department Of Employment Security Acting Director Kristin Richards To Talk About What's Broken And How To Fix ItOn Thursday, the director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security finally agreed to sit down with CBS 2’s Tara Molina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois, FBI Create Task Force To Fight Unemployment FraudThe Illinois Department of Employment Security and Attorney General Kwame Raoul have now partnered with the FBI to form a task force to work against unemployment fraud.
Retired Man Victimized Twice By Unemployment FraudDavid Keating was the victim of unemployment fraud not once, but twice. When he first reached out to CBS 2 for help, we told him to freeze his credit. He did, but he still got another fraudulently filed credit card.
Fraudsters File Unemployment Claim In Name Of Man Who Died More Than A Year Ago; Daughter Worries It Will Affect EstateA La Grange Park woman has an active unemployment claim – and thanks to fraudsters, so does her father, who died more than a year ago.