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U.S. Economy Stumbles as the Coronavirus Spreads Widely

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Layoffs are rising again and Americans’ incomes are falling, the latest signs that the one-two punch of a resurgent pandemic and waning government aid are...
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Victims Of Evolving Unemployment Scam Say State Of Illinois Is Promising To Help, But Also Demanding Repayment

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CHICAGO (CBS) — For months as the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on, CBS 2 has been Working for Chicago with reporting that uncovers failures in...
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Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession

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WASHINGTON — Advisers to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. are planning for the increasing likelihood that the United States economy is headed for a “double-dip”...
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Records Show One In Three Illinois Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claimants Is Not Getting Paid

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Glitches, data leaks, and long waits for help – for months, we’ve uncovered issue after issue with the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance...
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Illinois Sees New Spike In Unemployment Fraud Cases, With Benefit To Scammers Unclear As Victims Are Receiving Debit Cards

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — Scammers can get your Social Security number and use it to unlock your unemployment benefits – even if you’re still gainfully...
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Amid Pandemic, Unemployment, And Trouble Getting Benefits, Calls To Crisis Centers Have Skyrocketed In Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Calls to local crisis centers are skyrocketing – as the stress of the coronavirus pandemic coupled with job loss stress drives some...
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First, Suburban Woman Is Victim Of Unemployment Fraud, Then, She Can’t Get Benefits When She Does Need Them

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CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 continues Working for Chicago to shine a light on trouble at the Illinois Department of Employment Security. We’ve done many...