Federal Guidelines Make Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Susceptible to Fraud SPRINGFIELD – IDES has uncovered and is investigating a widespread fraud scheme that is being conducted nationwide, impacting each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs, implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More.
We told you yesterday about a potential fraud scheme that locals were reporting both to us and local law enforcement. You can read the story here. https://www.wrul.com/local-news/community-members-report-receiving-unsolicited-ides-prepaid-debit-cards/ Wednesday morning, IDES confirmed exactly that and issued the following press release: IDES has uncovered and... Read More.
HARRISBURG, Ill. (April 17, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world of higher education. In response, tight-knit communities now keep ties strong via means of online classrooms, video conferences, and email. Southeastern Illinois College is not only responding to the demands of... Read More.
Walmart Region 43 COVID-19 Health & Safety Clean New operating hours allow stores to be closed 10.5 hours for deep cleaning Increased usage & programmed hours of auto C (automated scrubber/cleaner) Associates utilizing spraying & wiping down carts with sanitizer before & after opening &... Read More.
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.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads throughout the United States, The First National Bank of Allendale has been focusing on what we can do to help contain the virus while continuing to serve the banking needs of our valued customers. That goal, combined with our concern for... Read More.
In light of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s recent Executive Orders, the City of Grayville would like to assure the Grayville Community the safety of our residents is its top priority. Because of the difficult economic situation many may face with suspension of normal business, the... Read More.
Friday morning, White County Sheriff personnel took a burglary report from Kimberly Duckworth of Johnson Street of Enfield. Duckworth claims, according to the narrative, that a gas can marked weedeater had been removed from her residence. Two windows on the northside of the residence... Read More.
County Board Steps Up to Help Ambualance Service There is good news for the White County Ambulance Service, but the service is not out of the woods, yet. The White County Board agreed to borrow $150,000 as a short term loan to shore up the Ambulance... Read More.
The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region has responded to 94 home fires in the past month. Tragically eight of the home fires had fatalities and 15 people, including 4 young children perished. Two of the fires occurred in multi-unit residences... Read More.