Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Everything you need to know about Illinois unemployment

Everything you need to know about Illinois unemployment

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

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

“There’s a lot of investors nationally that I know that will not invest in Illinois. There [are] large investors pulling out of this state because they don’t want to pay for other people’s bad mistakes.”