(305 ILCS 5/6-1.7)
(from Ch. 23, par. 6-1.7)
A recipient of financial aid under this Article, which money
or vendor payment is made by a local governmental unit which administers aid
under this Article and is not a County Department, who is required under
Section 6-1.4 to register for and accept bona fide offers of employment
as provided in Section 11-20 but is not required to participate in a job
search, training and work program under Section 9-6, must also register
for work with such local governmental unit and must perform work without
compensation for a taxing district or private not-for-profit
organization as provided in this Section.
A local governmental unit which administers aid under this Article shall
maintain a roster of the persons who have registered for work in such local
governmental unit, and shall assure that such roster is available for the
inspection of the governing authorities of all taxing districts or
private not-for-profit organizations, or the
duly authorized agents thereof, for the selection of possible workers. Each
such local governmental unit shall cause persons, who are selected by a
taxing district or private not-for-profit organization to perform work,
to be notified at least 24 hours in
advance of the time the work is to begin.
Each such local governmental unit shall assure that the following additional
requirements are complied with:
(a) The taxing district or private not-for-profit organization may
not use a person selected to work under this
Section to replace a regular employee.
(b) The work to be performed for the taxing district or private
not-for-profit organization must be reasonably
related to the skills or interests of the recipient.
(c) The maximum number of hours such work may be performed is 8 hours
per day and 40 hours per week.
(d) The recipient shall be provided or compensated for transportation
to and from the work location.
(e) The person selected to work under this Section shall receive credit
against his or her monthly benefits under this Article, based on the State or federal
minimum wage rate, whichever is higher, for the work performed.
However, a taxing district or private not-for-profit organization
using the services of such recipient must pay
the recipient at least the State or federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, after such recipient has
received credit by the Illinois Department equal to the amount of financial
aid received under this Article, or the recipient shall be discharged.
Moneys made available for public aid purposes under this Article may be
expended to purchase worker's compensation insurance or to pay worker's
For the purposes of this Section, "taxing district" means any unit of local
government, as defined in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution, with
the power to tax, and any school district or community college district.
(Source: P.A. 94-533, eff. 8-10-05.)