First, there is still PPP money available. Check at Wintrust, which is making a big push before the new deadline. Not sure why your business didn’t qualify, but 75% of the money can be used for salaries — including yours — and the balance for rent. Maybe a different counselor will figure out that your small business qualifies.
Second, when was the last time you paid YOURSELF? If you have had a substantial drop in earnings, then you might qualify for traditional unemployment. So it’s worth filing. But you had to have paid IN to FUTA (the state unemployment fund) along the way to qualify. So maybe not. But then you can go back and apply for PUA — the self-employment benefit. But it’s important to establish the start date of your lowered income. And you’ll need to document last year’s earnings vs the decline this year.
Now that the IDES has established a “call-back” policy, maybe you’ll get more specific help from them.