Victims Of Evolving Unemployment Scam Say State Of Illinois Is Promising To Help, But Also Demanding RepaymentFor months as the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on, CBS 2 has been Working for Chicago with reporting that uncovers failures in the Illinois unemployment system.
City Announces Funding To Turn Vacant Bank Building Into New HQ For North Lawndale Employment Network, Including ApiaryThe Mayor’s office on Monday announced that a vacant building in North Lawndale that used to be a bank will be redeveloped to become the new campus for the North Lawndale Employment Network.
Records Show One In Three Illinois Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claimants Is Not Getting PaidFor months, we’ve uncovered issue after issue with the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which was set upspecifically for gig workers during the pandemic.
Illinois Sees New Spike In Unemployment Fraud Cases, With Benefit To Scammers Unclear As Victims Are Receiving Debit CardsScammers can get your Social Security number and use it to unlock your unemployment benefits – even if you’re still gainfully employed.
Amid Pandemic, Unemployment, And Trouble Getting Benefits, Calls To Crisis Centers Have Skyrocketed In ChicagoCalls to local crisis centers are skyrocketing – as the stress of the coronavirus pandemic coupled with job loss stress drives some to a breaking point.
Working For Chicago: Mariano's Plans To Hire 500 Employees For Its 44 Illinois StoresThe Mariano’s grocery store chain announced Wednesday that it is planning to hire 500 new employees for its 44 Illinois stores.
Local Restaurant Chain Uncle Remus Hiring For All Positions At New Bolingbrook LocationA local fried chicken restaurant chain is hiring in the Chicago area.
Shipt Retail Delivery Service To Hire 4,000 Shoppers In Chicago Area For Holiday SeasonShipt, the retail delivery service, is looking to hire 4,000 employees in the Chicago area this holiday season.
First, Suburban Woman Is Victim Of Unemployment Fraud, Then, She Can't Get Benefits When She Does Need ThemWe've done many stories on folks out of work who can't get the benefits they should, and others on scammers – ripping off all of us by getting cash they don't deserve. On Friday, CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas introduced us to a suburban woman experiencing double trouble.
North Aurora IDES Office Reopens After Closing Due To COVID-19 OutbreakAn Illinois Department of Employment Security office in North Aurora has reopened to workers, after it was forced to close due to numerous COVID-19 cases.
Thousands Of Seasonal Jobs Available In Chicago AreaMore than 2 million people inIllinois have filed new jobless claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, but tens of thousands of seasonal jobs are up for grabs in the Chicago area now.
IDES Fraud Continues To Run Rampant, Frustrating People Who Were Scammed"You are not allowed to call again because it blocks you from leaving another message."
Workers 'Dropping Like Flies' Amid COVID-19 Outbreak At IDES North Aurora Office, Employees SayBecause of a COVID-19 outbreak at a local Illinois unemployment office, one Illinois Department of Employment Security employee said workers are dropping like flies.
Grubhub Announces $10,000 Grants To Help Restaurants Through Winter; Some Say It Won't Be Enough, But It Will HelpIn some good news for restaurants just trying to hold on during the pandemic, $10,000 grants have been announced for local businesses trying to survive a Chicago winter.
Small Business Says State Of Illinois Did Nothing To Stop Fraudsters From Taking $37,000 In Unemployment In Its Staffers' NamesOn Friday night, new accusations surfaced saying the state did nothing to stop tens of thousands of dollars in unemployment fraud targeting a single small business.