Over 68,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ latest claims make up 9.1% of the estimated 745,000 filed across the country last week. 
Some Contract Workers Say Their PUA Benefits Are Being Cut Off With No NoticeA new roadblock has been thrown up for contract workers getting unemployment benefits.
After Smooth Sailing With Unemployment Claims Last Year, Two Former Restaurant Workers Now On Rollercoaster Ride To Get BenefitsThe Morning Insiders found two women pleased with the state's unemployment system for months. Then 2021 hit. Now they're swept up in IDES drama too.
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.
Over 68,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported 68,383 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Feb. 15.
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.
Illinois Unemployment Offices Have Been Closed Nearly A Year, And Many Say It's Causing Big ProblemsA new push has been launched to reopen unemployment offices in Illinois.
Over 62,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ estimated claims make up nearly 8% of the estimated 861,000 filed across the country last week.
Gov. JB Pritzker Seeking Additional Funding For Illinois Unemployment System To Help Overwhelmed State AgencyPritzker asked the Illinois General Assembly to pass a standalone bill providing $60 million in federal funds for IDES for the current fiscal year, and another $73 million in federal funds for the next fiscal year, which starts in July.
Labor Union Says Some Problems With Illinois' Unemployment System Date Back Before Pandemic"Many of the problems claimants were experiencing during the spring and summer last year were the result of years of disinvestment in [the Illinois Department of Employment Security]," said Illinois AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Pat Devaney.
Man Believes His Illinois Unemployment Benefits Are Being Held Up Because He Is Taking An Online ClassGary Berg has been waiting on unemployment benefits since November – and he has also been waiting six weeks on a callback from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.