What Every Worker Should Know about Unemployment Insurance (CLI111L)
IDES administers the unemployment insurance program for the state of Illinois. You are entitled to unemployment insurance benefits while you are unemployed if you meet the legal requirements. Benefits are financed by employers' payroll taxes - not by any deductions from your wages.
The best way to certify for benefits is the internet. You can certify for benefits online by going here. These services are available Monday - Friday from 05:00AM to 07:30PM.