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Illinois Legislature Postpones Session as Virus Cases Rise (1)

March 11, 2020, 10:17 PM

(Updates with Illinois’s unemployment benefits for workers impacted by coronavirus)

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker’s administration will file emergency rules this week to help individuals unemployed due to Covid-19 qualify for unemployment benefits to the full extent permitted by federal law
  • “It’s imperative that all workers stay home if they’re feeling sick or have come in contact with someone who has Covid-19,” Pritzker said in an emailed statement
    • The administration is also asking Congress to waive interest on federal loans Illinois and other state unemployment trust fund accounts might require “due to added strain from the outbreak” and maintain the full ...



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