Rep. Grant Wehrli, House Republicans call on IDES to reopen local offices

State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) sent a letter to the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security on Tuesday calling on the agency to reopen local offices throughout Illinois to more effectively serve residents in need of unemployment benefits amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was co-signed by 25 members of the House Republican Caucus.

“The number one issue in my office continues to be problems with the IL Department of Employment Security, and people’s inability to secure unemployment benefits that are due to them,” said Wehrli. “Businesses were supposed to reopen on May 29 when the state moved to Phase 3 of the Governor’s reopen plan. Why are local IDES offices still closed?”