(820 ILCS 130/8) (from Ch. 48, par. 39s-8)
    Sec. 8. In the event the public body authorizing the work or the Department of Labor is unable to ascertain the prevailing rate of wage of any class of work required to be performed under the proposed contract, it is the duty of the Department of Labor where the determination of said prevailing rate has been referred to it to so notify the public body authorizing the proposed work, and it is the duty of the public body in either case to state the fact of inability to ascertain said prevailing rate in its resolution, ordinance or notice for bids in which event the clause specifying the prevailing wage as to such class of work may be excluded from the contract unless such wage may be determined by the court on appeal as provided by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2662.)