- Illinois eviction moratorium ends soon, a non-profit ready to help
CREVE COUR, Ill. (WMBD) — Illinois residents have about 18 days to get a plan together if they haven’t been paying their rent. It’s been 12 months since Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker …
- IDES fraud problem is easy to solve, experts say
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) was underfunded, understaffed, and underprepared at the beginning of the pandemic. Now, nearly a year into the pandemic, there are still issues with getting claimants their benefits — mainly with fraud prevention and the heavily criticized callback systems that leave Illinoisans waiting by the phones for months at a time. "If somebody is still not getting their benefits, it's still bad," Rep. Mike Murphy, R-Springfield, said.
- Struggling Financially Due To The Pandemic? Free COVID HELP Bot Can Help You Get Legal Aid
The free bot was developed by attorneys to help residents struggling due to coronavirus find resources for keeping their housing, paying bills and getting unemployment benefits.
- Hundreds are seeking legal aid for eviction, unemployment and debt tied to pandemic. A new one-stop site provides free help — from friendly robot guides.
COVID-19 has pummeled the economy and left people financially strapped. Legal professionals have launched Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. to offer assistance.