To Way Back Land – Clauson Pickles’ Refusal to Hire English Speakers

A article in the Chicago Sun-Times about the conflict between Latino and black workers at a Chicago food factory took me back to the 1970’s recession during Governor Dan Walker’s single term in office . I was a freshman legislator. … Continue reading

Agreement Reached on Unemployment Insurance Reform

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Administration-Business-Labor Reach Agreement on Unemployment Insurance – Strengthens Misconduct Provisions for Fraud, Abuse and Negligence – — Eliminates $470 Million Tax Increase & $300 Million Benefit Reduction – — Better Protects Social Security-eligible … Continue reading

Illinois Chamber Praises Unemployment Comp Reforms – $400 Million Savings, $42 per Worker in 2013

A press release from the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce: Unemployment Insurance Reform to Save Illinois Employers $400 Million Statement from Illinois Chamber President & CEO Doug Whitley CHICAGO – “Illinois businesses will save more than $400 million in unemployment … Continue reading

Illegal Alien Sentenced for $480,000 Unemployment Comp Fraud

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CHICAGO MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHICAGO — A Chicago man was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for engaging … Continue reading

Pam Fender Filing for Unemployment

Pam Fender, the Grafton Township Administrator whom Judge Michael Caldwell cut from the payroll, is filing for unemployment compensation, according to the First Electric Newspaper. Fender was hired by the Grafton Township Trustees, an act that was held to be … Continue reading

Algonquin Bricklayer Faces Federal Charges of Illegally Taking $19,440 in Unemployment Comp

An Algonquin man is one of eleven charged with defrauding the unemployment compensation system, according to the U.S. Attorney’s press release that appears below: U.S. CHARGES 11 CHICAGO AREA DEFENDANTS WITH FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS TOTALING $255,000 CHICAGO — … Continue reading