"forced" retirement? They say they have no more work for me but want me to retire-what are my rights? (Illinois)

Question Details: I have been a manager for company with a public-private partnership. In the summer I do one job, in the winter, another. I am paid a salary (but not had a review or raise in 3yrs) I got a letter earlier this year saying they would have no job for me after 9/1. I said I would retire. They want me to put it in writing. Can I get unemployment if I just leave the job per oral agreement and the earlier letter on 9/1? I assume medical ins. ends that date? They have been good to me for the most part but I am owed some money for expenses and even though I am 65+ unemployment would be good.

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