Navigating The Aid ProcessCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on how small business owners are navigating the process of applying for loans for their businesses affected by lost revenue, thanks to COVID-19.
Simple Filing Mistake Prevents People From Collecting UnemploymentAs CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman found out, a simple mistake could mean you can’t collect your cash.
Illinois Has Far Fewer Staffers Working Unemployment Phone Line Than Some Comparable StatesPeople in need of unemployment benefits and their situations are growing direr by the day. We have uncovered what is behind some of the madness, and it’s simple. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
City Of Darien Returning Taxes To Keep Restaurants AfloatThe southwest suburban City of Darien has launched a generous plan to save jobs and restaurants amid the coronavirus shutdown, which some businesses say just might work. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Following The COVID-19 Money TrailCBS 2's Chris Tye reports on which businesses are getting the emergency COVID-19 loans.
Coronavirus Pandemic Means Major Changes To Marijuana Industry In IllinoisThe pandemic has also totally changed how the marijuana dispensaries that are still running are operating every day. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Dentist Frustrated After Being Denied Paycheck Protection Program LoanDr. Liana Tremmel, a dentist, was denied a PPP loan for her Regency Dental Care. She talks with CBS 2's Irika Sargent.
Q&A: How Small Business Owners Should Prepare To Secure More FundsThere’s still no deal on the $450 million coronavirus aid package that would dump billions more into the Federal Small Business Loan program. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more on what business owners should be doing right now to prepare.
Didn't Get That PPP Loan? Advice To Get It During The Second RoundCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on what works and what doesn't work when looking for a COVID-19 relief loan.
Farm Workers Say They’re Working In Dangerous Conditions Amid COVID-19 CrisisAmid the coronavirus pandemic, many farm workers are doing essential work with little or no protective gear. As CBS News’ Manuel Bojorquez reports, their lives, and the nation’s food supply are at risk.
Some Got It, Many More Need COVID-19 Relief From The City Of ChicagoCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on how a city fund is helping struggle small business owners through the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus.
Pritzker Addresses Why Illinois Turned Down Feds' Help With Unemployment SystemCBS 2 has learned the U.S. Department of Labor recently offered states help with their systems, but Illinois turned it down. CBS 2’s Tara Molina pressed Gov. JB Pritzker for answers about that.
Printing Shop Owner Frustrated As Small Business Program Goes BrokeThey are not workers, they are family – that is what small business owner Phil Burkhalter makes clear. But now, the Paycheck Protection Program to ensure that his staff can get paid during the coronavirus shutdown is broke. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
How Does Illinois' Staggering Unemployment Compare To Other States?In our region, Illinois has the second highest number of unemployment claims since early March amid the coronavirus crisis. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Another Flood Of Unemployment Claims, Many Still Can't Access BenefitsAnother 141,000 Illinois residents filed unemployment claims this week, and many are still unable to access their benefits. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Employee Says Clothing Store Is Violating Stay-At-Home OrderAldo Colunga said he was not comfortable going to work at Tops and Bottoms in Bellwood after seeing a line out front this weekend. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Why Isn't Illinois Asking For Help With Unemployment System From Feds?With unemployment numbers at an all-time high, the federal government is helping some states process claims faster. But Illinois isn't getting that help. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Woman Denied Unemployment As Penalty For Past ProblemMarissa Strickland said she has to wait almost five months to see any money at all – a wait that could leave her out of a home – all because of an issue she had two years ago and thought she had rectified. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Store Manager: Essential Workers Are Sitting Ducks For COVID-19On Tuesday night, a Chicago area store manager said she and other essential workers are sitting ducks. She gave her warning to CBS 2’s Tara Molina.
Small Businesses Still Required To File Taxes On April 15CBS 2's Jim Williams reports despite the COVID-19 postponement of tax filings for many, those in the gig economy still have until Wednesday to file their taxes.
Man Quits Steel Mill Job After 40 Years Over Coronavirus WorriesHomero Hinojosa took his retirement and left ArcelorMittal, amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and as the company also reduces staffing. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Scammers Target Online Job Hunters During PandemicMany are sheltering in place at home - turning to the internet to find work during this pandemic. So are scammers, as CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Misfiring Unemployment Computer System Frustrates ManyMany of the newly unemployed in Illinois are running out of money and patience as the Illinois Department of Employment Security computer system misfires on them. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports.
Frustration Mounts With Illinois Unemployment SystemWorkers and state lawmakers are taking issue with the Illinois Department of Employment Security computer system, which is outdated and overloaded. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.