Pandemic assistance lost to fraud – Illinois MUST do better

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A recent audit found that more than half of the federal relief funds meant to assist out of work Illinoisans was lost to fraud during the pandemic. Despite early warnings, the Governor refused to take responsibility for the issues at IDES, leaving struggling Illinoisans with even more hardship. We have to work collaboratively to ensure our state is prepared before the next crisis. Learn more here.