SCANDALS: Jobless Insecurity

When Chicago Plumber Eugene Quinn, 44, was laid off from his $8-$10-an-hour construction job a year ago, he thought he could count on $98-a-week unemployment compensation, to which the Illinois Bureau of Employment Security said he was entitled. But for five months the IBES failed to send him so much as a dime. Since his wife Mary Anne's earnings as a file clerk do not cover much more than food for the family of five, the Quinns' electricity and phone bills went unpaid, and both services were cut off. Finally, on Aug. 8, Quinn got checks for $1,938 of the...

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