(820 ILCS 405/1801) (from Ch. 48, par. 631)
    Sec. 1801. Destruction of records by employing units.
    Records which employing units are required to keep and preserve pursuant to the provisions of Section 1800 may be destroyed not less than five years after the making of such records, provided that if, within the time specified by Section 2207, a determination and assessment of contributions, interest, or penalties is made, or an action for the collection of contributions, interest, or penalties is brought, records pertaining to the period or periods covered by such determination and assessment or action may not be destroyed until the determination and assessment or action has become final, or has been canceled or withdrawn.
    If, in the regular course of business, an employing unit makes reproductions of any records which it is required to keep and preserve pursuant to the provisions of Section 1800, the preservation of such reproductions constitutes compliance with the provisions of this Section. For the purposes of this Section, "reproduction" means a reproduction or durable medium for making a reproduction obtained by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, micro-card, miniature photographic or other process which accurately reproduces or forms a durable medium for so reproducing the original.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2667.)