Prevailing Wage Hub

Prevailing wage is a minimum compensation level set by the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) by county for construction activities related to public works. Section 1-75(c)(1)(Q) of the IPA Act (20 ILCS 3855) as modified by Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662) now requires that individuals engaged in the construction of applicable projects submitted to Illinois Shines (legislatively known as the Adjustable Block Program) are paid the relevant prevailing wage. Additionally, Illinois Public Act 102-0673 (effective as of November 30, 2021) clarifies that such projects are “public works” subject to the Prevailing Wage Act—which includes notice requirements and related provisions as well. The Prevailing Wage Act defines ‘construction’ to include maintenance, repair, assembly, or disassembly work performed on equipment.

All projects submitted to Illinois Shines are subject to prevailing wage with the exception of:

In addition, construction activities for all other distributed generation projects that occurred before September 15, 2021, will not be subject to prevailing wage requirements. For distributed generation and community solar projects that do not fall into one of the above exempted categories, construction activities including maintenance, that occur after September 15, 2021 will be subject to prevailing wage requirements.

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IDOL Contact Info

Certified Transcripts of Payroll, or CTPs, are documents that must be completed and submitted to both IDOL and the Illinois Shines program as proof of payment of prevailing wage, if the associated project is subject to prevailing wage requirements.

For specific questions on the CTP database or filling out a CTP
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Prevailing Wage Info: (312) 793-3600

Chicago Office
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle – 13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
312-793-5257 (fax)

Marion Office
Regional Office Building
2309 W. Main St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-7090
(618) 993-7258 (fax)

Springfield Office
524 S 2nd St, Suite 400
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-0596 (fax)