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Full Audit Needed Of Unemployment Programs


August 4, 2021

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is calling for a full audit of the Pritzker Administration’s mismanagement of Illinois’ unemployment benefits system, based on a scathing report released July 28 by the Illinois Auditor General.

The Auditor General’s preliminary financial audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), and its failures with the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, covers only the first seven weeks of the multi-month program, but Stewart says its findings are stark.

“It’s really hard to believe the mistakes this Governor mad...

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