IDES Acting Director On What The COVID-19 Relief Package Means For Illinois Residents

Several unemployment benefit programs have been extended under the American Rescue Plan Act, which President Joe Biden signed March 11.

What The COVID-19 Relief Package Means For Illinois Residents Seeking Unemployment Benefits
A woman checks information as information signs are displayed at IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
What The COVID-19 Relief Package Means For Illinois Residents Seeking Unemployment Benefits
A woman checks information as information signs are displayed at IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

IDES Acting Director On What The COVID-19 Relief Package Means For Illinois Residents

Several unemployment benefit programs have been extended under the American Rescue Plan Act, which President Joe Biden signed March 11.

One year into the pandemic, many are still relying on resources and services from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Reset checks in with the department’s acting director for more on what the COVID-19 relief package means for Illinois residents and the latest on tackling unemployment insurance fraud and other issues.

GUEST: Kristin Richards, acting director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security