U.S. Labor Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Cracks Down On Unemployment Fraud http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-cracks-down-unemployment-fraud <p>Illinois is getting $2.7 million to strengthen its efforts to fight waste and fraud in unemployment claims.</p><p>The grant from the U.S. Labor Department will help beef up anti-fraud programs launched in the past year.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it has begun garnishing tax returns of unemployment cheats, working more closely with the attorney general and holding business leaders personally liable for misstating company obligations.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:11:41 +0000 The Associated Press 4916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Cracks Down On Unemployment Fraud