How to File for Unemployment: Illinois Makes Sweeping Changes Amid Surge in Claims
The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced a sweeping set of initiatives designed to accommodate the record-breaking number of unemployment claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the most significant of the changes, officials announced Thursday that those individuals filing unemployment benefit claims will need to adhere to an alphabetized schedule in order to help deal with the massive increase in filed claims.
For Online Filing:
Those individuals seeking to file online can use the IDES website.
-Those Illinois residents whose last names begin with the letters A-M will be asked to file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
-Those residents whose last names begin with the letters N-Z will be asked to file claims on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
-Saturdays will be available to anyone, according to the state.
For those using the call center:
Residents can access the call center at either 800-244-5631 or 866-488-4016 (TTY)
-Those residents with last names beginning with letters A-M will be asked to call Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
-Those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will be asked to call Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
-Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be available to anyone to accommodate those unable to call earlier in the week.
Lansing Historical Society: Recipes From Our Roots
The Lansing Historical Society is launching a project to collect family recipes from Lansing residents along with stories about the recipes and memories of cooking in days gone by.
Recipes and stories will be displayed in the Lansing Historical Museum at the Library. Each person sending in a recipe can enter into a raffle for culinary-related prizes. Please consider sharing a recipe and/or a story by:
-emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
-sending it to Lansing Historical Society, P.O. Box 1776, Lansing, IL 60438.
-dropping it off at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL
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