Category: IDES

Unemployment Stories: Why I Don't Go To Food Pantries

Yesterday, a friend and I were discussing the proposed cuts to the SNAP program passed by the House of Representatives a few days ago. During our conversation she commented that a new food pantry had opened in Uptown and attracted a sizable crowd on its first day.  She later went on to say that in... Read more »

Unemployment Stories: Crazy Rules

Did you know that if you’re on unemployment in the state of Illinois you need to make a minimum amount of money to be eligible for a second year of unemployment? Yes you should re-read that and no I’m not making that up. You need to make money in order  to stay on unemployment. According... Read more »