A man lost his home, car, and everything waiting on a call from the Illinois Department of Employment Security - a call that never came. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.

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Man Lost Everything As He Waited On Callback From IDES That Never CameA man lost his home, car, and everything waiting on a call from the Illinois Department of Employment Security - a call that never came. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Scammers Target The Unemployed With Fake Job PostsHundreds of people in our area spend every day looking for a job – more than a year into the pandemic. Just when they think things are looking up because they get an interview – they learn another tough lesson. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker dug into a new type of scam and found out who is being targeted and why.
Woman Gets Bad Information From IDES, And It Wasn't A ScamA Chicago woman reached out to us after she said she got some bad information about her unemployment claim. Illinois Department of Employment Security representatives tried to blame it all on a possible scammer - but a scammer it was not. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Unemployment Fraud Crossing States -- Lombard Man Says He Is A VictimOne Chicago area man is facing multiple fraudulent unemployment claims – and is the victim of a new kind of unemployment fraud that is crossing state lines and affecting several states. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Expert Says COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Are Ripe For FraudCOVID vaccine cards are supposed to prove that you’ve had the shot against the novel coronavirus – but there is nothing stopping someone from making a fake, and crooks know it. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Getting Hosed: Internal Emails Reveal City Derailed An Investigation Into Bad Water Billing PracticesGetting hosed yet again two years on – in our exposé of the city’s broken water billing system, why hasn’t the city done anything? CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards has learned part of why
Southwest Airlines Begins Flights Out Of O'HareThe coronavirus pandemic may have hit the travel industry hard, but Southwest Airlines is expanding.
Getting Hosed: Internal City Emails Reveal The City Derailed An Investigation Into Bad Billing PracticesIn our exposé of the City’s bad water billing system, we’ve asked over and over — why hasn’t anything been done to fix it? When we couldn’t get a straight answer from the City, we submitted a public records request for the City’s internal emails. They sent enough to bury us. But instead, we went through each page and found where their priorities lay. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.
Bogus COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Flooding The 'Dark Web'For months, the internet has been filled with counterfeit PPE offers, phony COVID tests and ads for under-the-table miracle virus cures. Now, "dark-web" digital sellers are moving into a new territory — marketing COVID-19 vaccines, capitalizing on fear and scarcity across the globe. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Targeting Illinois Taxpayers: An Unemployment Scammer Spills His SecretsYou’ve heard a lot about fraud in the state’s unemployment system, but you’ve never heard this: A scammer spills his secrets — how he steals your taxpayer dollars, leaving those desperately needing benefits stuck in limbo. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports.
USDA Recalls Dips, Salad Products From Schiller Park-Based Food EvolutionBefore you set out food to accompany your Super Bowl viewing on Sunday, there is a major food recall you should know about – involving a suburban Chicago brand.
Couple Paid For Overseas Trip With Reward Points, Trip Got Canceled, And Now Getting A Refund Is A HeadacheAirline customers are navigating mazes trying to get refunds on flights after COVID-19 derailed their travel plans. Getting your refund can be tricky as it is, and even trickier if you used reward points for the purchase. A Barrington Hills family told CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas the payment snafus are causing headaches.
Woman Kept Being Sent Parking Tickets From City Of Chicago After Moving To North CarolinaJennifer Owen moved to North Carolina and thought Chicago was part of her past, until parking tickets – a whole bunch of them – started showing up. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Putting The Brakes On Illinois’ Towing Troubles?The CBS 2 Investigators have been digging into towing troubles in Chicago and its suburbs for years. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered a solution that’s been a well-kept secret for more than a decade. Now, it’s piqued the interest of one state lawmaker.
Wheeling Woman Dealing With Unemployment System Is Concerned About Who Can See Her SSNOne woman has called more than 50 times in search of help with an unemployment overpayment. Now, she had told CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot she is concerned about her personal information and who has access to it.
Are Social Security Numbers In Illinois At Risk For Fraud From Other State Agencies?CBS 2 exposed how the state unemployment department mailed out full Social Security numbers to random strangers. But what about other branches of the Illinois government? CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Crete Couple Says Home Repair Contractor Took Over $6,000 And RanA suburban family is out more than $6,000 to supposed contractors. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas uncovered some information you should know before you think of hiring a contractor.
Medical Appointment Ride Contractors Frustrated As They Are Denied Them PaymentSome contractors in a program that administers doctor's office rides say they are owed tens of thousands of dollars in paychecks – or in some cases, outright denied. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.
Other States Seeing Success In Fighting Unemployment Fraud With ID.me Verification SoftwareID.me software both verifies identities and weeds out bad actors in minutes, and the states that use it say they are seeing some success with the software. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
After Already Being Subject Of CBS 2 Investigation, Inventor Returns With Another Germ-Zapping LightA Chicago inventor reached out to us, boasting about his little light gadget that will zap germs in your purse. We did a double-take, because we have heard this pitch before. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
Online Puppy Scams Are On The RiseMore and more people have been adopting pets amid the pandemic – and with this demand for pets, there has also been an increase in pet scams this year. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Why Does Illinois' Unemployment System Keep Failing So Many People? A Quest For Answers ContinuesIllinois’ unemployment system continues to fail the people out of work in Illinois. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker set out to get the answers taxpayers deserve from top managers at the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Illinois Sees New Spike In Unemployment Fraud CasesScammers can get your Social Security number and use it to unlock your unemployment benefits – even if you’re still gainfully employed. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Woman Fights To Get Money Back After Flight To Germany Is Canceled Because Of PandemicThe U.S. government says passengers are owed a refund if an airline canceled their flight, so why was a South Side woman fighting to get her money back? CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.

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