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Illinois gets $200 million for unemployment plan

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[September 03, 2009]  SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois will get more than $200 million in U.S. Labor Department funds to modernize its unemployment insurance program.

HardwareThe money is coming from the federal stimulus program.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security can use these funds to pay unemployment benefits, or if appropriated by the Legislature, for administering its unemployment insurance program or providing employment services, according to the office of Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill.

[Associated Press]

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