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State audit finds billions in unemployment fraud State audit finds billions in unemployment fraud

State audit finds billions in unemployment fraud

A state audit released Thursday found nearly $2 billion in federal money intended to help unemployed Illinoisans during the pandemic was lost to fraudulent claims in Illinois.

Death certificates of 5 men killed in East St. Louis riots found in state archives Death certificates of 5 men killed in East St. Louis riots found in state archives

Death certificates of 5 men killed in East St. Louis riots found in state archives

Capitol News Illinois discovered the death certificates in the Illinois State Archives earlier this year. The St. Clair County coroner’s records from the time period contained death certificates of five Black men, each identified only as “John Doe,” who were found in Cahokia Creek during and in the days after the massive riot.

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