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(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay ) The CARES Act, Public Law 116-46, signed into law 03/27/2020, see, expanded unemployment benefits to include business owners and self-employed individuals. This means that you, as an owner or self employed individual with lost income as a result of Coronavirus shutdowns, can apply for Illinois unemployment insurance, in the same way as employees of firms covered by the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act can. This article explains how: a. You can immediately file with the Illinois Department of Employment Security as a sole proprietor under your Social Security Number as employer and employee,… Continue Reading Filing For Unemployment Insurance In Illinois As A Business Owner Or Self-Employed Individual