(20 ILCS 40/10)
As used in this Act:
"Competitive employment" means work in the competitive labor market that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis in an integrated setting and for which an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals who are not persons with disabilities.
"Disability" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 10 of the Disabilities Services Act of 2003.
"Integrated setting" means with respect to an employment outcome, a setting typically found in the community in which applicants or eligible individuals interact with individuals without disabilities, other than individuals without disabilities who are providing services to those applicants or eligible individuals, to the same extent that individuals without disabilities in comparable positions interact with other persons.
"State agency" means and includes all boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and bodies politic and corporate of the State, created by or in accordance with the Illinois Constitution or State statute, of the executive branch of State government and does include colleges, universities,
public employee retirement systems, and institutions under the jurisdiction of the governing boards of the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Chicago State University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
(Source: P.A. 98-91, eff. 7-16-13; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)