(20 ILCS 40/5)
It is the policy of this State that competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities of working age. This policy applies to programs and services that provide services and supports to help persons with disabilities obtain employment. All State agencies shall follow this policy and ensure that it is effectively implemented in their programs and services. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to require any employer to give preference to hiring persons with disabilities.
(Source: P.A. 98-91, eff. 7-16-13.)