How to File For Unemployment

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) 


Having Trouble Filing?

If you have trouble utilizing IDES (can’t get a claim completed online, no return call, stoppage of benefits, etc.), reach out to our state representative’s offices (information listed below).

Senator Julie Morrison | Highwood Office: 43 Highwood Avenue | 847.945.5200

State Representative Jonathan Carroll | Northbrook Office: 3153 Dundee Road | 847.229.5499


Need Assistance Filing?

Below are two local organizations that can help individuals file for benefits. Contact the organization for more information.

Alianza Hispana | Wheeling Office: 27 North Elmhurst Road | 847.537.1400

OMNI Youth Services
Remote filing assistance is available for those living in Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, or Prospect Heights (Cook County residents only)
Contact: Maritza Garcia, Community Outreach Specialist |847.353.1500 ext.1603