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Got An Unemployment Debit Card But Didn’t File For It? You Could Be Victim Of Scam, Pritzker Warns

People who received a letter or card from the Illinois Department of Employment Security without filing an unemployment claim might be victims of the scheme.

Downtown

Extra $600 In Unemployment Ending This Week, Leaving Chicagoans To Struggle As Pandemic Rages On

More than 40 million Americans filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic. In Illinois, roughly 1.45 million residents have filed unemployment claims due to the crisis.

Downtown

Illinois Unemployment Filers Will Soon Have Relief, Gov Says, But Gig Workers Won’t See Money For A Month

Gov. JB Pritzker said people filing for unemployment should have an easier time moving forward due to upgrades with the state's filing system.

Downtown

Having Trouble Filing For Unemployment? You Can’t Use Your Smartphone To File Online

The state's online form to file is not "mobile-enabled," a spokesperson said. People without access to a computer should call instead.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

64,000 File For Unemployment Benefits In 3 Days As Economic Fallout Of Coronavirus Looms

An executive order from Gov. J.B. Pritzker allows those claiming unemployment benefits to receive a check one week sooner than usual.

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