IDES Offices Closed Sept. 5 to Observe Labor Day

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

                      The offices of the Illinois Department of

                      Employment Security (IDES) will be closed on Monday,

                      Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. All services

                      will be available on the IDES website. Claimants

                      scheduled to certify for benefits that day are

                      encouraged to use the Internet. TeleServe will be

                      available. Regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5

                      p.m. will resume Tuesday, Sept. 6.

                      Although IDES offices will be closed, services are

                      available at People still will

                      be able to file for first-time unemployment benefits,

                      certify for benefits which is necessary to receive

                      payment, and switch that method of payment to direct

                      deposit. The IDES will process customer

                      certifications on Monday. Because Monday is a federal

                      banking holiday, the availability of some benefit

                      payments might be delayed. The IDES does not

                      determine federal banking holidays.