Illinois' unemployment insurance program will see some changes next year ... the result of something that's rare in Springfield these days as a budget stalemate persists: hard-fought negotiations giving way to a compromise.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, labor, and business, all agreed on something: changes to the unemployment insurance program.
The measure awaiting the governor's signature would make it easier for businesses to prove worker misconduct. That could decrease employer’s costs by exempting them from having to pay benefits.