SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Rep. Allen Skillicorn said Sunday a recall resolution is on the table if Gov. J.B. Pritzker fails to fix the state’s unemployment claims website.
Since March, the Illinois Department of Employment Security has had technical issues causing delays and frustration for thousands of residents trying to file unemployment benefits, Skillicorn said in a statement. The Illinois representative threatened to file a motion to recall the governor’s election if Pritzker does not fix the website soon.
On Friday, a massive data breach was announced at the Illinois Department of Employment Security, as an unknown number of Illinois 1099 workers’ personal information was made public.
Illinois Rep. Grant Wehrli said the people of Illinois, out of work through no fault of their own, deserve better.
Wehrli called on IDES and the governor to inform the public as to when they became aware of the breach, how long the data was exposed on the site and what action is being taken to prevent a similar breach in the future.