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Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act (Illinois Preference Act)

Also known as the Illinois Preference Act, it requires contractors to use at least 90% Illinois laborers on all public works projects that receive State funds or funds administered by the State during a period of excessive unemployment. Excessive unemployment is defined as any month immediately following 2 consecutive calendar months that the Illinois unemployment rate exceeds 5%. Civil penalties may be imposed on employers who hire non-Illinois workers on State public works projects.

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General Information: (217) 782-1710