BRIDGEVIEW – The Illinois Department of Employment Security will begin to restore its in-person workforce and limited unemployment services at the American Job Center in Burbank, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced Monday.

“The COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately robbed many people of in-person unemployment insurance service when they needed it most,” Landek said. “I am thrilled to be able to announce the return of these services to residents of the 12th District.”

Scheduled appointments are required at least 24 hours in advance for in-person assistance 5608 W 75th Place in Burbank. To schedule an appointment, people should call the IDES Scheduling Hotline at 217-558-0401 and request a callback. 

An appointment may be scheduled for one of the following reasons:

  • Identity verification for an unemployment insurance claim
  • Assistance registering with
  • Assistance documenting work search activities
  • Employment services, including resume and job search guidance
  • Request to use the Resource Room to use computers with internet and other resources

Appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. To ensure efficiency, each appointment will be 20 minutes and visitors will be afforded a 10-minute grace period.

In the coming weeks, IDES will continue to reopen additional offices on a phased basis and will announce the availability of phone appointments to further assist claimants.

Claimants are strongly encouraged to use the IDES website to apply and certify for benefits, enroll in direct deposit, change passwords, engage in work search and connect with an employment services professional, among other services. Claimants can also continue to speak with an IDES expert over the phone by requesting a callback at 800-244-5631. As a reminder, if a callback is received at an inconvenient time, claimants may reschedule the callback for a specific time with a call center agent.

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BRIDGEVIEW – Several local libraries are set to receive over $196,000 in grant funding, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced today.

“Libraries are more than just buildings where you can borrow books,” Landek said. “They provide crucial services to residents of all ages, and they need funding.”

The money comes as part of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants Program, which was established to ensure that public libraries with low tax bases receive a minimum level of funding for library services. The libraries that will receive grants are:

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SPRINGFIELD – After the Illinois Senate approved the fiscal year 2022 state budget early Tuesday morning, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) issued the following statement:

“As the mayor of Bridgeview, I have experience with the needs and struggles of local governments, and in my role as chair of the Senate State Government Committee, I strive to ensure that all legislation that clears the General Assembly is fiscally sound and doesn’t put an undue burden on cities and villages.

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landek IDOTSPRINGFIELD – Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Transportation unveiled its multi-year plan for road and bridge improvement projects. State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) is pleased to announced over $22 million in funding will be spent on projects in and around the area he represents.

“A few years ago, the General Assembly passed the first statewide construction plan in over a decade, meant to address some of our state’s most pressing infrastructure needs,” Landek said. “I was able to advocate for spending some of those funds on road improvement projects in the Southwest Suburbs, and it’s great to see IDOT making a commitment to fulfilling those construction needs.”

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