A group of House Republicans, in a Wednesday morning press conference, addressed what they see to be the lack of accountability and leadership from the Governor’s Office.
State Representative Dan Brady (R-Normal) discussed what he said were the absolute failure of IDES and the Governor refusing to take ownership or any accountability for that.
According to Brady, the Pritzker administration's refusal to take responsibility for their failures and to work to fix them has cost Illinois families dearly. Families thrown out of work this past year by the coronavirus shutdown, have been waiting weeks and months for responses for unemployment regarding their claims.
He went on to say that if that isn’t bad enough, a data breach on the Illinois Department of Unemployment Security website, also left them open to identity theft. And a year into the Governor’s Coronavirus response plan, we still don't have answers about this complete failure.