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How to apply for unemployment benefits if you are out of work during Illinois’ COVID-19 shutdown

As businesses close to contain the coronavirus, tens of thousands of workers across Illinois have bee
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As businesses close to contain the coronavirus, tens of thousands of workers across Illinois have been left out of work. Now, they’re being forced into the state’s unemployment system; Illinois alone saw more than 64,000 new claims for unemployment benefits from March 16-18.
To handle this massive influx of new applications, the Illinois Department of Employment Security has adopted emergency rules determining who qualifies for unemployment insurance. Satchel Price explains how to apply for unemployment benefits if you’re out of work during the shutdown…

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