News and Updates

November 15, 2018

IDES has mailed the Benefit Charge Statements for the quarter ending September 2018.

The BEN 118R Statement Of Amount Due for Benefits Paid, for the third quarter of 2018,  was issued on November 2, 2018.  Protests on charges are due by Thursday, November 22, 2018.   Payment must be paid by Monday, December 3, 2018, via My Tax Illinois or mailed to the address on the BEN 118R.

The BEN 118, Statement of Benefit Charges was issued for the third quarter of 2018, on November 2, 2018.  Protest on benefit charges are due by Monday, December 17, 2018. 

October 23, 2019

On October 31st all third-quarter wage reports must be filed and paid on MY TAX ILLINOIS.

IDES Reports:

9/27/18 - Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in August in thirteen of Illinois’s metropolitan areas and was unchanged in one, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Data also show nonfarm jobs increased in ten of the metropolitan areas.


“The unemployment rate continued its downward trend in all metro areas except one where it was unchanged,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “These are some of the lowest unemployment rates we have seen in years. In fact, for the sixth consecutive month, the Chicago metro area had its lowest unemployment rate on record.”