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IDES Processes More Than 830,000 Unemployment Claims in Last Eight Weeks

Number of Initial Claims Slowly Decreasing Since COVID-19 Crisis Began SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 81,596 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending April 25 and has now processed more... Read More.

IDES Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims

Improved Processes to Help Streamline Increased Need for Benefits SPRINGFIELD – Today, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced they are taking additional steps to address the unprecedented volume of unemployment benefit claims the department has fielded as a result... Read More.

Woman Battered; Claims Boyfriend Planted Drugs at Scene

States Attorney Denton Aud will be reviewing information sent to him by White County Sheriff’s authorities and arrests are possible following an alleged Domestic Battery in northern White County.  White County Sheriff’s authorities along with White County Ambulance personnel were dispatched to County Road... Read More.

Crash Claims the Life of Carrier Mills Teen

Crash Claims the Life of Carrier Mills Teen The Carrier Mills community is mourning the loss of 17-year-old Shelby Nielsen who died in a crash Tuesday. Officials say Nielsen was driving with three passengers when her tire blew, causing her to run off the road and crash her 2001... Read More.