Illinois

  • Project Labor Agreements

    Statute allows state agencies to require PLAs on projects when determined appropriate. Statute requires PLAs on some transportation projects procured through public-private partnerships.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; no monetary threshold.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute allows state and local entities to enter into P3s on transportation projects and certain social infrastructure projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Earned Credit Program (ECP) – A rewards initiative that allows contractors and subcontractors to earn bid credits toward future Illinois Tollway construction bids when they hire from a pool of qualified, pre-screened job candidates, including underemployed African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, women, eligible offenders and veterans. Contractors or subcontractors can hire an eligible first-time ECP worker and receive a $5,000 bonus bid credit when the ECP worker has accumulated 160 hours or more of work.

  • Career and Technical Education

    49% of CTE high school graduates placed in colleges or careers.

    Illinois does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • 5-Year Average Job Growth Rate (2011-16)

    1.6%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Illinois

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner to prime has 40 days total to pay (25 to approve invoice, 15 to pay it).
Public: Owner to prime has 60 days total (30 to improve invoice, 30 days to pay).
Subs: Prime to sub and sub to lower tier within 15.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

Private businesses are allowed to voluntary use E-Verify; however, the law provides for privacy and anti-discrimination protections for workers when employers violate E-Verify procedures. State law prohibits the state or localities from requiring employers to use E-Verify.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.4%.

Incidence Rate in Construction (2013)

2.4.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

36.0%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage (2016)

8.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

40%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.98%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

7.75%

Capital Spending % As Share of Total State Spending (2013)

5.3%