Illinois unemployment offices remain closed 16 months into the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Sometimes I get a call back, more frequently I won’t’

Many Illinois residents have been unable to get unemployment help through online and phone service

Ben Szalinski

Ben Szalinski

Ben reports on local news in Harvard, Marengo, Huntley and Lake in the Hills along with the McHenry County Board. He graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Reporting program in 2021. Ben is originally from Mundelein and enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.