With Federal Stimulus Ending, Some More Worried Than Ever About Getting Illinois Unemployment BenefitsAnalysts expect more than $1 million new claims when the report is released Thursday morning, and that could only make it worse for people still struggling to get benefits they are owed. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Fraudsters May Be Targeting Seniors By Applying For Illinois Unemployment Debit CardsAs many wait for unemployment benefits or the debits cards they need to access that money, it turns out some people are getting those cards in the mail when they never even applied for unemployment. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports. it is a new form of identity theft.
Woman Still Waiting For Full Unemployment Payout After 4 MonthsAngel Brewer Bass has been holding a one-woman protest outside state offices and has been brought to tears. She has been out of work for four months and has not gotten a single unemployment check in that time. CBS 2's Chris Tye reports.
Ending The Frustration Amid Unemployment ComplaintsCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker exposes unemployment fraud and talks with more victims fighting to reclaim their identities.
Spacing Out For Summertime EventsCBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports on what suburbs are doing to keep residents entertained and safe with COVID-19 precautions.
Family Thinks Twice About Depositing Check From Scammers Claiming To Represent PurellMonalisa Franklin says she and her husband were targeted by a scammer that claimed to represent Purell, but did not deposit a check claiming to be ade out to their order and avoided losing a lot of money. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
The Promise Of A Paycheck Is Sometimes A ScamScammers are trying to cash in with promises of a paycheck, using legitimate job search sites. But CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered that many times, those job offers are nothing more than attempts to steal your money or your identity.
FDA Issues Warning About Hand Sanitizers Containing MethanolThe Food and Drug Administration advised avoiding nine products made by a company in Mexico called Eskbiochem.
Despite Reopening, Unemployment Claims Higher Than ExpectedCBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports first-time jobless claims totaled 1.5 million last week. National surveys expected that number to be closer to 1.3 million.
Lightfoot Reacts To SCOTUS DACA DecisionU.S. Supreme Court ruling that said President Donald Trump didn't properly end the program, which then-President Barack Obama created in 2012.
Facebook Message Scam Cost Mother Of Two $1,000CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports a suburban mother thought she was going to get a grant worth $100,000. Instead, she lost $1,000 through a scam on Facebook.
Dozens Say They Are Still Waiting On Unemployment Benefits, Some Since MarchJust in the past week, we’ve heard from dozens of people who are still waiting on unemployment benefits – some since March.
Restaurant Owners Get Ready For Phase 3CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports on what restrictions restaurants face as they they prepare to reopen with new COVID-19 guidelines.
After CBS 2's Stories, Unemployed Illinoisans Have Minor Application Mistakes FixedThe minor mistakes had locked them out of their benefits and had at least one of them in tears. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Family Says They Were Scammed By St. Charles Dog BreederIt turns out Chandra Klem of Rodsden Rottweilers was also a defendant on an episode of "Judge Judy" back in February. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Tonight At 10: Illinois Worker Gets Unemployment Benefits She Didn't Apply ForThe state employee is still working and does not need unemployment benefits, but she got them anyway. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker reports tonight at 10.
Minor Application Mistakes Keep Blocking Illinoisans' Unemployment BenefitsThe state’s unemployment application system continues to block legitimate claims by out-of-work people, who make a mistake they can't get corrected. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Elton John Tour Postponed, No Online Seller Refund OfferedThe Elton John farewell tour turned out to be a double disappointment for a suburban mom. First, the coronavirus put the kibosh on the concerts. Then, Laura Parise couldn’t get $850 back for tickets she purchased thru Vivid Seats. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Couple Says They Couldn't Get Money Back When Wedding Was Canceled Due To Pandemic.Cancellations are taking a toll on the wedding industry, but what about couples who prepaid - only to be told they won’t be getting a single penny back? CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Middle School Choir's New York Trip Canceled, Parents Get Fraction Of Money BackA middle school choir had been booked for a performance at the esteemed Carnegie Hall, but then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, parents are trying to get their money back. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Company Claims To Have Hand Sanitizer In Stock, But Woman Gets Wrong ProductIf you get your hands on a bottle of hand sanitizer these days, it’s like striking gold. So imagine a Chicago woman’s surprise when she found a website, offering plenty in stock last March when the rush for sanitizers was on. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
People Struggling For Unemployment Benefits Say Things Changed After CBS 2's ReportingThrough CBS 2’s commitment to Working for Chicago, we dig into problems Illinoisans face when applying for and receiving unemployment benefits. Tonight, our Tara Molina is following-up on some of those issues and getting results tonight.
A Mini-UV Light To Help Fight The COVID-19 Pandemic? It's Too Good To Be TrueThe press release sounded like exciting news as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. But CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman learned the claim that a mini-UV light could help abate the COVID-19 pandemic was too good to be true.
Amazon Prime Customers Say They're Not Getting What They Paid ForAmazon Prime are angry they’re paying for a service they say they aren’t receiving right now. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.