Skip to Main Content

Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - SIOSH Day Conference - October 2014
  2. Article number 2 - Public Notice Regarding IDOL Hearings
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois
  4. Article number 4 - ​Amusement Ride Safety Awareness Month
  •  Safety FirstSIOSH Day Conference - October 2014


    T​he Southern Illinois Occupational Safety & Health (SIOSH) Day conference will be on October 30th in Carterville, Illinois. We are excited to announce a full line up of presentations from the U.S. Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health programs.

    See More​

  •  CourtPublic Notice Regarding IDOL Hearings


    Please see the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules' for new amendments at 38 Ill. Reg. 17631, effective August 15, 2014.

    IDOL's Hearing Rules​

    JCAR Link​

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois


    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to protect the increasing number of workers across Illinois who receive their compensation through a payroll card. The measure, drafted by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, provides important protections for employees by limiting fees that can be imposed on payroll cards. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all Illinois workers are treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.

  •  Carnival​Amusement Ride Safety Awareness Month


    AUGUST IS AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY MONTH. August kicks off the start of the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair where over a million fair goers will partake in food, activities, concerts and especially amusement rides on the midway. The Department of Labor Amusement Ride Safety Division would like to take this opportunity to remind patrons to be aware of the safety guidelines while on amusement rides and attractions at the State Fairs, County Fairs and your local festivals to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

    Amusement Ride Safety Tips for Kids​

    Amusement Ride Safety Tips for Parents, Adults and Teenagers​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Press Releases

  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif08/06/2014 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Protect Workers Across Illinois
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a law to protect the increasing number of workers across Illinois who receive their compensation through a payroll card. The measure, drafted by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, provides important protections for employees by limiting fees that can be imposed on payroll cards. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all Illinois workers are treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif06/25/2014 - Governor Quinn Statement on Anniversary of Fair Labor Standards Act
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the landmark law on June 25, 1938, which banned oppressive child labor, set a maximum hourly workweek and established the nation’s first minimum wage at 25 cents an hour. If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would be at $10.75 today.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif06/22/2014 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Give Voters a Voice in Increasing the Minimum Wage
    CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today gave voters the chance to make their voices heard on an important issue that would benefit hundreds of thousands of working people across Illinois. Governor Quinn today signed House Bill 3814, which places an advisory question on the November 4 ballot that asks if the state’s minimum wage for those over the age of 18 should be raised to $10 by January 1, 2015.

Workforce News

  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif08/18/2014 - Governor Quinn Announces AAR Corporation to Expand in Rockford and Create 500 Jobs
    ROCKFORD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that global aircraft service leader AAR Corporation is opening a new maintenance and repair hangar in Rockford that will create up to 500 new jobs over five years. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/IDES08/11/2014 - Misclassified Employees Force Taxpayers To Subsidize Costs, Harm Economy
    CHICAGO – Illinois employers wrongly classified nearly 20,000 of their workers as independent contractors rather than full-time employees in 2013, skipping out on more than $250 million in wages and contributions to funds that support laid-off and injured workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today.
  • /IMAGES/SHARE/Logos_Headers/sealnews.gif08/07/2014 - Governor Quinn Announces $9.8 Million Capital Investment in Lake Land College
    MATTOON – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $9.8 million state investment through his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program to revitalize the Lake Land College Workforce Development Center in Mattoon. The project will upgrade the facility to create a state-of-the-art sustainable workforce training center designed to meet the needs of regional business and industry through new and incumbent worker training. The project will address the local skills gap while creating jobs and supporting local economic growth.
​​