Illinois overpaid millions in unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Now there’s a way for people to keep the money.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, it prompted a statewide stay-at-home order for everything but essential businesses, and waves of furloughs and layoffs. Last year, the state paid out nearly $19.7 billion in unemployment benefits to about 1.5 million recipients, both annual records for Illinois, according to IDES spokeswoman Rebecca Cisco.

Region: Chicago,City: Chicago,Business

via Chicago Tribune

June 30, 2021 at 11:51AM

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