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Stewart Calls Out Pritzker


April 22, 2020

State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to act as quickly as possible to get unemployment benefits to self-employed “gig” workers.

These self-employed workers make up 18 percent of Illinois’ workforce, according to the ADP Research Institute. Under the recently-signed federal stimulus law, these workers are now eligible for unemployment benefits, and states must modify their websites in order to review these claims. However, no modification has been made to the Illinois Department of Employment Security's (IDES) website; therefore, no claims can be...

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