Fair
55°FFairFull Forecast

DeKalb unemployment office to close Friday

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – Today is the last day DeKalb’s unemployment office will offer telephone and walk-in services.

The DeKalb Illinois Department of Employment Security Office, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway, and six others will close Friday as part of federal budget reductions, according to a news release. Staff will continue to work there until the layoff process governed by union contracts is complete.

The other locations being closed are in Centralia, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Jacksonville, Mattoon and Murphysboro. The nearest employment offices to DeKalb County will now be in Ottawa and North Aurora.

Answers to many unemployment insurance questions are available at ides.illinois.gov.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

Judge Denies Motion to Drop Rifkin Charge

More videos »

Reader Poll

How much are you comfortable spending on a purchase without consulting your spouse first?
Up to $500
Between $501 and $750
Between $751 and $1,000
More than $1,000