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Pritzker has failed his state during COVID-19 crisis, says Illinois Rising Action



Screen Shot 2020-05-01 at 12.34.55 PMCHICAGO – The group Illinois Rising Action released a timeline Friday that they say spells out how Gov Pritzker has failed the state during the COVID-19 crisis.

However, Democrat-controlled Illinois said in a survey released Friday that they're much more supportive of JB Pritzker than President Trump. In "The State of the Nation: 50-State Covid-19 Survey," President Trump's approval was at 39%, while Pritzker's was at 69%. 

Still, Illinois Rising Action criticized the Pritzker Administration's unemployment filing system that has been a mess from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

"After six weeks, Governor Pritzker and his administration continue to fail thousands of hardworking Illinoisans," Illinois Rising said in a press release.

"It’s clear that the Governor has continuously misled Illinoisans on the status of unemployment filing system at IDES while downplaying the problem and has shifted the blame on previous administrations and the federal government. Governor Pritzker needs to own the failures of his administration and remedy the situation at IDES immediately." 

The lined out the ongoing problem: 

Illinois Rising Action is a 501(c)(4) organization "focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles," the group says. "We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, affordable and accessible health care, free enterprise, and a strong national security."


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  1. Rrrrrrridick-ulous
    Totally ridiculous. We can not get through to the 800 number to find out status or anything. It then hangs up.
    Online, and via the automated teli-service, there is no help as well. They sent me 3 checks, then stopped. Why?
    The governor seems to be CYA!! And guess what, they hired an additional 100 or in some cases, it reads 200.
    An article says ‘According to the state, 173 employees’.
    https://foxillinois.com/news/local/ides-doing-everything-they-can-but-illinoisians-still-scared site. They get get 250,000 a day. 250000 /273 = 915.7509 a day. That means there are 915 calls a rep has to handle a day!!!!!