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If I understand correctly, you were last employed in Indiana though you previously were working in Illinois? You would file in Indiana, as that is where you reside now, so they need to process and guide your unemployment application. You would list the job that you were terminated from, but you'd also list the Illinois employer too as a base period employer. The state would then contact Illinois to get any unemployment funds from them. States have agreements with each other to reciprocate when a person from one state moves to another and there are base period employers in different states. File in Indiana and they will sort it out. If they say that you weren't employed long enough in Indiana, then file in Illinois and tell them that you want to transfer it to Indiana as you plan to seek work there.
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