Chicago (AP) -- The
Illinois Department of Employment Security has been awarded a $2.3 million
federal grant to spend on efforts aimed at cutting waste and fraud in the
unemployment insurance program.
The department said
Wednesday it will use the money on existing anti-fraud programs and to try out
Department Director Jay
Rowell said the agency has cut waste, fraud and related problems by $239
million over the past two years.
The grant money comes
from the U.S. Department of Labor.
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