Jay Rowell http://wuis.org en Furloughed Workers Must Repay Unemployment http://wuis.org/post/furloughed-workers-must-repay-unemployment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois is continuing to deal with the effects of the federal government shutdown. The state agency that handles unemployment says hundreds of laid-off federal workers have to pay back their benefits.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the shutdown, the Illinois Department of Employment Security had a significant spike in calls from laid off federal workers. A few thousand applied for benefits, and 577 ultimately collected money.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:46:56 +0000 Brian Mackey 11400 at http://wuis.org Furloughed Workers Must Repay Unemployment