Eight Weeks of Failures and Excuses from Pritzker Administration on the Unemployment System Issues at IDES

Eight Weeks of Failures and Excuses from Pritzker Administration on the Unemployment System Issues at IDES

The time for excuses is over. Governor Pritzker and his administration must remedy this situation immediately.

May 8, 2020

For eight weeks, Governor Pritzker has continued to mislead Illinoisans on the status of the unemployment filing system at IDES while downplaying the problem and shifting blame on previous administrations and the federal government. The delay in scaling up call centers and refusal to view the situation at IDES as a serious issue from the very beginning has left countless Illinoisans in impossible situations with many dipping into life savings to buy groceries and pay rent and mortgages.

The time for excuses is over. Governor Pritzker and his administration must remedy this situation immediately.

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