Ordered To Return Unemployment Overpayments, Illinoisans Still Waiting For State To Decide If It Will Grant WaiversIDES continues to blame the federal government for a lag in implementing a new law that could make life a whole lot easier for several people.
Career Coach: Negotiation StrategiesThis week our career coach is sharing strategies for negotiating.
Wheeling Woman Has Made More Than 50 Calls About Unemployment Overpayment, Is Concerned About Who Can See Her Social Security NumberOne woman has called the governor’s office, her state senator, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security more than 50 times in search of help with an unemployment overpayment.
Glenview Man Now Getting Unemployment Benefits After Taking IDES To Court, But What About Others In His Position?With the Illinois Department of Employment Security failing to address issues with unemployment claims properly, a Glenview man had to take them to court to get his benefits.
Over 94,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ estimated claims last week were among 965,000 total filed across the country.
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. 
Career Coach: After The InterviewCBS 2 is Working For Chicago by working with a career coach every week to bring you advice on looking for and landing a job during the pandemic. 
Many Chicagoans On Edge With With No Federal Stimulus Bill Signed, Programs Set To ExpireAt midnight Eastern time Saturday night, millions of struggling Americans were poised to lose financial protections unless President Donald Trump signed a relief bill.
Career Coach: New Year, New Job Search StrategyCBS 2 is Working For Chicago and  working with a career coach every week to bring you advice about looking for and landing a job.
There May Be A Gap Between When Current Pandemic Benefits End And New Ones Begin: 'There's No Place To Turn'The concern is there could be a gap between when the current packages ends and the new one begins.
New Federal COVID-19 Economic Relief Package Is A Lifeline For Many In Illinois, But Will It Arrive In Time?News of a federal economic relief package means a lifeline for so many struggling in Illinois. The unemployment rate in Illinois is about 7 percent – nearly double what it was at the same time last year.
'They Have Completely Frozen My Benefits': Thousands Still Without Unemployment Payments From IDESUnemployment keeps soaring. But there are still thousands who have been in the system and still are not getting paid. 
995 Chicago Restaurants And Bars Get City Grants, But Some Miss Out And Are Struggling Even More To Hang OnMayor Lori Lightfoot last month said help was on the way for independent bars and restaurants through the Chicago Hospitality Grant Program. But what about the bars and restaurants that lost out?
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.
3 Buffalo Grove Salon Co-Owners Say They Were Each Overpaid By IDES By Mistake, Now Are Being Ordered To Return MoneyWe have heard from dozens of people in the past couple of weeks who say they are getting notices that they owe money back to the state.