(20 ILCS 1015/1a) (from Ch. 48, par. 174)
    Sec. 1a. Unemployment; investigate and remedy. The State Department of Employment Security shall promote the efficiency of the Illinois Public Employment Offices, investigate the extent and causes of unemployment and its remedies, and devise and adopt the most effectual means within the Department's power to provide employment and to prevent distress and involuntary idleness, and for that purpose the Department may cooperate with similar bureaus and commissions of other states, with the Federal employment office in the Department of Labor, and with any municipal employment bureaus and exchanges.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)