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Here’s what unemployed Illinoisans need to know about state efforts to help

Here’s what unemployed Illinoisans need to know about state efforts to help

The Illinois Department of Employment Security was ill-prepared to handle record numbers of unemployed workers when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, was slow to distribute federal help, exposed Illinoisans' private information, then lefts thousands on hold awaiting answers. Here's the latest.

By Brad Weisenstein

Bose Clodfelter

Bose Clodfelter

“We are investing in our children’s education, and that money should be allocated where we choose for them to get the education that we would like for them to receive.”

Syreeta Plummer

Syreeta Plummer

“As a parent you sacrifice to do what’s best for your child. I wanted to give my children a jump start in life. Sending them to private school was my way of setting them up for success.”

Alexandria “Allie” Quigley

Alexandria “Allie” Quigley

"The Empower Illinois tax credit program is something that really hits home for me, personally, and for my family and my brothers and sister."