Illinois Unemployment Benefits

You may just be looking for a weekly unemployment check, but IL unemployment benefits provide so much more than just money. For example, Illinois unemployment benefits include:

1. Weekly benefit check.
2. Career counseling.
3. Job placement services.
4. Job and skill re-training services.
5. Information about other resources and services.
6. Help making a resume and training on how to interview well.

Make sure to take advantage of everything that IL unemployment benefits have to offer, as this will help you to find a job more quickly.

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# Neil 2011-02-11 11:12
I am not allowed to get unemployment due to a copany i started with was not the job for me and after 1 week of being there i was disallowed bennifits. this i am struggling to cope with and am still unemployed, not recieveing any benifit what so ever, we struggle on my wifes wage alone, with 2 children... in the last couple of weeks we have just had a new baby and now even more money is required. is there any sort if help i can get at all?
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# Andrea 2011-06-08 08:20
Had a baby 7 weeks ago, now unemployment is saying I was not able and available to work for 6 of those weeks. Now Im out over $700 in the worst financial time of need.
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# Dan 2011-06-23 16:22
I was let go byy my company they told me they elimanted my position.. they also said they had written warings and write ups..2 things i have never signed a write up or warning..what can i do if they forged a signature?
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# juan c. 2011-08-02 13:48
When I certify for benefits on my call day will I get paid for the one week that I didn't exceed my weekly amount? I worked a temporary job for 1 week and exceeded my weekly benefit amount x2. On the second week I made alot less through my p/t job.
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# leila 2011-11-11 16:32
I am 69 drawing social security and still working. My place of emloyment is about to close down. Can I draw unemployment even though I receive social security?
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# Janel 2012-06-25 14:27
Know of someone that was forced to quit but stupidly signed a waiver saying it was voluntary resignation. So he was stressed over this period of time working at this job for about a year. Then got more stressed that past and present stuff just made him break down after he "quit" the job. So then he had to voluntarily go to a mental health crisis stabilization unit at a hospital and also had bouts and still does but less of paranoia. Can he get on unemployment?? And now he is out of the the hosp but in a day program for mental health treatment and does have a psychiatrist.
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# DelVon 2012-09-12 14:31
Hello my name is DelVon I filled my for my unemployment monday . for what reason why didn I get my money today on my card Im in asap help .
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# Dina 2013-02-05 16:49
I started a new job in Oct 2012 and was terminated on 01/09/13 as I was very ill and was off of work for a ling time. they could not hold my job any longer. I have been released to go back to work, but my job says there are no openings. I filed for unemployment but I have a funny feeling they have denied me
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# Ahmad 2013-05-20 06:27
I'm been working in Afghanistan as a contractor linguist for the U.S army since 2008. Would i qualify for unemployment if i quit my job after 5 years working in a hostile environment.
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