Rep. Ugaste on IDES Fraud Report: “We Owe Everybody Answers”

A new Illinois Auditor General report shows the Illinois Department of Unemployment Security paid out $5.24 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims from 2020 to 2022. 

“We owe taxpayers answers, we owe business answers, we owe everybody answers. And more importantly, we need to figure out exactly what went wrong, how to fix it, and make sure it gets done the right way so it doesn’t happen again.”