Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must ChangeThe Illinois Department of Employment Security is finally admitting that callback times are getting worse, not better.
Study Shows Time To Land New Job Is Longest It Has Been Since 2016Those lengthy job searches can be discouraging. But CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas found a success story on the city’s North Side.
Cariacature Artist, Substitute Teacher Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls DroppedWe are still hearing from people who can’t get help with unemployment because of issues at the state level.
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.
Career Coach: Avoiding Scams While Job SearchingThis morning, the CBS 2 Career Coach is sharing what to look out for to avoid a scam.
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.
Career Coach: When To Ask For Flexible Work ArrangementsAs CBS 2 continues Working For Chicago, our career coach is helping sort it out.
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.
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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.