Illinois Unemployment Office

Sometimes it is difficult to get through to the IL unemployment phone number, or you have questions that the website just can't answer, so you have to go to talk to someone face to face at the IL unemployment office.

There is probably a IL unemployment office in your town or county. Most states have one in every county. Be prepared though. Many people are applying for unemployment at the same time, and your local Illinois unemployment office could be very crowded, and you might have to wait in long lines in order to see someone.

Here are some tips when going to the IL unemployment office:

1. Go early. Be there at least 1 hour before the office opens.
2. Dress appropriately. It will be very hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter. Dress appropriately for the temperature and time of year.
3. Pack a lunch. You will probably have to wait a long time in line, and will probably get hungry. Pack a lunch and bring lots of water to drink to stay hydrated.
4. Bring your medicine. If you take medications that you can't miss - make sure you bring all of the medicine that you will have to take for that day, just in case you are there all day long.
5. Bring a pen or pencil. You will need one to fill out the application and to take notes.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Illinois Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Illinois Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Illinois Unemployment page, click here: Illinois Unemployment

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Comments  

 
# layla 2011-12-08 22:16
My unemployement for my 6 months is coming to and end... how do i file an extention?
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# Corissa 2012-09-18 13:48
I recieved a letter in the mail telling me to "call" the local office before the 22nd. I call every day, multiple times. If the phone actually rings someone on the other end just picks up and hangs up on me! What am I suppose to do? This is very frustrating!!
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# jimmy 2012-12-30 11:03
my wife recently got her hours cut from approximately 38 per week down to approximately 15-20 per week, she was never given a reason for this drastic cut. they gave the part time worker her hours and still have not given her any reason whatsoever. is there anything she can do about this matter? and can she claim any money from unemployment for this? thank you.
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# bob 2013-04-03 14:39
can I collect unemployment and social Security Retirement?
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