Delivery problem delays some unemployment insurance benefit checks

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A mail-delivery problem has delayed unemployment insurance benefit checks for individuals in Peoria, Peoria Heights, Creve Coeur and several other Illinois communities, the director of the state Department of Employment Security said Tuesday.

"Although the U.S. Postal Service admits that they received delivery of checks, they have not yet been able to identify the location or time of delivery to the recipients," agency director James Sledge said in a news release.

People who are waiting for the checks have two options, he said. They can request a replacement check by presenting two pieces of identification at their local IDES office, or they can continue waiting for the check to arrive by mail.

"While we are hopeful these will be delivered by the Postal Service in the next few days, we cannot provide a guarantee," Sledge said.

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In addition to Peoria, Peoria Heights and Creve Coeur, other affected areas include Belleville, Cahokia, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Granite City and parts of Rockford.