State Senator Calls On Gov. JB Pritzker To Waive Penalty Weeks For Unemployment During COVID-19 PandemicPenalty weeks continue to financially cripple thousands of people in the state. Now one lawmaker is putting heat on the governor to change that.
Over 27,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of Sept. 7, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 860,000 new claims filed across the country last week, a decrease of 33,000from the previous week.
Trump's Additional $300 Unemployment Benefits Could Now Last Up To Six WeeksUnemployed individuals who qualify for an additional $300 under Trump's Lost Wages Assistance program may receive up to six weeks worth of benefits.
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.
More Than 25,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of August 31, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security reported 25,478 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of August 24 in Illinois.
'I Just Felt Wronged:' Disabled Veteran, Proud Steelworker Devastated After ArcelorMittal Cuts His JobDisabled Iraq War veteran Christian Peters of Hebron, Indiana is one of the 29 million Americans who are now unemployed. The proud steelworker was cut by ArcelorMittal.
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.
Over 26,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of August 24, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 881,000 new claims filed across the country last week.
Man Says He Was Victim Of Unemployment Benefit Fraud, Then Had His Benefits Cut OffA suburban man who has been out of work since June thought he had successfully navigated the Illinois unemployment system. But then, his benefits seemed to disappear into thin air.
Trump's Additional Unemployment Benefit: What We Know Right NowPresident Trump's Lost Wages Assistance program is intended to increase weekly unemployment benefits, but implementation has been slow.
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.
Unemployment Fraud Complaints Soar 2000% For Illinois Department Of Employment Security; Not Counting Pandemic Assistance FraudIn addition to more than 14,000 identity theft claims at IDES, there have been 107,000 more fraud claims that came through Illinois under a new federal benefit called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
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.
Illinois Department Of Employment Security Offices Remain Closed; Other States Reopening OfficesMany who can't get through to the Illinois Department of Employment Security over the phone and can't wait for their benefits any longer have resorted to driving to the offices, but they are closed.
More Than 22,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of August 10, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were less than 1,106,000 new jobless claims filed in the U.S. for the week or August 10.