Pritzker makes another plea for federal jobless aid before benefits end

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said time is running out for unemployed Illinoisans.

During his daily COVID-19 briefing, the governor pleaded with the federal government to pass another stimulus bill because CARES Act funding expires Dec. 26.

“Unless the Republican Senate gets a stimulus bill moving in December, Republicans will be putting a big lump of coal in the Christmas stocking of a whole lot of American families,” Pritzker said.

The governor said the 2020 recession has seen 3.5 times the regular unemployment claims in the first 9 months compared to the recessions in 2001 and
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