As the IDES prepares to handle both the growing number of standard unemployment claims as well as additional independent and gig worker claims next week, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker detailed the effort the state has made Thursday in response to technical issues residents have reported while attempting to file for benefits. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.
The state will begin processing claims for independent contractors and gig workers next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced during his daily coronavirus press briefing on Thursday. As unemployment claims in the state of Illinois reach historic numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pritzker said those not eligible for traditional benefits will soon see relief as the state plans to begin...