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Illinois Department Of Employment Security Launches New Website, Intended To Be More User-Friendly

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The troubled Illinois Department of Employment Security has launched a new website they say will make things more user-friendly.

We took a scroll through the site, where you can do everything from applying for benefits to reporting fraud.

Rampant unemployment fraud is something CBS 2 has been tracking at IDES since the beginning of the pandemic.

IDES pointed out that the new and improved interface will not have any impact on people's current benefits.

CBS 2 is committing to Working For Chicago, connecting you every day with the information you or a loved one might need about the jobs market, and helping you remove roadblocks to getting back to work.

We'll keep uncovering information every day to help this community get back to work, until the job crisis passes. CBS 2 has several helpful items right here on our website, including a look at specific companies that are hiring, and information from the state about the best way to get through to file for unemployment benefits in the meantime.

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