(820 ILCS 130/1) (from Ch. 48, par. 39s-1)
    Sec. 1. It is the policy of the State of Illinois that a wage of no less than the general prevailing hourly rate as paid for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed, shall be paid to all laborers, workers and mechanics employed by or on behalf of any and all public bodies engaged in public works.
(Source: P.A. 83-443.)