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

    Current labor supply satisfies 155% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $7,512,000 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    96% of CTE high school graduates placed in colleges or careers.

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

  • Job Growth Rate

    2.0%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Illinois

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

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

3.5%.

Incidence Rate

2.4.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

State plan covers state and local government workplaces.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

35.6%.

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for both medicinal and recreational use. As a note, Illinois became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use through conventional legislative action as opposed to a citizen-voted ballot referendum or other action.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

$9.25

Percentage of Pensions Funded

69%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

2.31%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

9.5%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

$8,948.