New Member Benefit: Unemployment Application Guidance Hotline | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

We are constantly seeking ways to more be responsive to you, our members, and your needs. To that end, we have hired an unemployment specialist to assist with the unemployment benefits application process through the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Consultant Megan McGhee will be available to help you apply for unemployment, answer questions about your eligibility and guide you in your next steps. As you may have seen from the news, it is still difficult to contact IDES by phone, so Megan will attempt to answer questions and guide you to the best of her ability.

Megan can be reached at 312-214-5531 or and will be available to help members Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming series of webinars to assist you in applying for unemployment and designed to answer your frequently asked questions.  In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Megan directly with any specific questions.