WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — Every worker in Illinois will have access to paid leave that can be used for any reason under a new law backed by state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia.

“Not all parents can call off work to care for their sick child, and too many people have no way to take time for their mental health or life needs,” Hirschauer said. “This legislation addresses working parents’ needs by allowing them to take off during unexpected circumstances. Requiring that all employees receive paid leave protects Illinois working families from having to choose between losing a paycheck and caring for a family member.”

Hirschauer voted to pass the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which requires all employers to grant their employees working a minimum of 40 hours a week five days of paid leave per year for personal use. Under this new law, workers can earn paid leave starting on their first day of employment, which translates to one hour of leave for every 40 hours of work. The law ensures that employees can use their paid leave as soon as the 90th day of employment. Paid leave may be used as employees desire to conduct personal business without providing a reason or any documentation or certification for the absence. The law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024

“As a working parent, I understand the unexpectedness of family illnesses, doctor appointments, and or auto repair emergencies,” Hirschauer said. No one should be penalized or lose a paycheck for missing work because of an unforeseen emergency. This legislation is a step in the right direction, and we need more like it to address working families’ needs.”

For more information, please contact office@repmaura49.com.

Rep. Maura Hirschauer

Rep. Maura Hirschauer

49th District

Springfield Office:
271-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1653

District Office:
946 Neltnor Blvd #108
West Chicago IL 60185

September 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Rep Hirschauer, Sen Castro, Rep Moeller, and Sen Villa are seeking local job candidates to connect with our districts’ best employers at a Job Fair. There is no cost to attend and free parking. Employer registration has now closed. If you are an employer who would like to be notified of future events, please email us at office@repmaura49.com or call us at 331-465-9661.

Pre-registration for jobseekers is not required, but is helpful in planning. Please register below. Day-of registration will be available.


State Representative Maura Hirschauer


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State Senator Christina Castro


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State Senator Karina Villa

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State Representative Anna Moeller

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Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Dr
Elgin, Illinois 60123 United States
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The following employers have been confirmed participants for Thursday’s job fair at Elgin Community College

Join us this Thursday to meet with representatives from the following companies with open positions in our area.

Company/Organization Name:/LocationOpen Positions LinkApprox # Positions Available
Aspire Bakeries,Northlake ILOpen Positions60
Association for Individual Development,Elgin ILOpen Positions90
Avient,West Chicago ILOpen Positions6
Ball Horticultural Company,West Chicago ILOpen Positions10
Bear Family Restaurants,South Elgin ILOpen Positionsseveral
Central Management Services (CMS) ,Chicago ILOpen PositionsVaries across 102 Counties in Illinois
City of Elgin,Elgin ILOpen Positions30
Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education,St. Charles ILOpen Positions8
Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin ,Elgin ILVarious Downtown Elgin Businesses10
Eagle Flexible Packaging,Batavia ILOpen Positions20
Ecker Center for Behavioral Health,Elgin ILOpen Positions15
Elgin Sweeper,Elgin ILOpen Positions15
Grunt Style,Carol Stream ILOpen Positions20
Habitat For Humanity Northern Fox Valley,Elgin ILOpen Positions5
HFI Manufacturing, Inc,West Chicago ILOpen Positions10+
IHC Construction Companies LLC,Elgin ILOpen Positions11
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, IL Open Positions
illinois Department of Natural Resources- Office of Law Enforcement,Springfield ILOpen Positions25
Illinois Dept. of Human Services,Chicago ILOpen Positions100
Illinois State Police,Elgin ILOpen Positions100
Illinois Tollway,Downers Grove ILOpen Positions4
International Paper,Aurora ILOpen Positions100 throughout the Chicago metropolitan area
John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc (Fisher Nuts),Elgin ILOpen Positions50
KCT Credit Union,Elgin ILOpen Positions3-4
Manpower,Elgin ILOpen Positions50
MKD Electric,Elgin ILOpen Positions50
School District U-46,Elgin ILOpen Positions497
Southern Company “Nicor” ,Naperville ILOpen Positions20
Suncast Corporation,Batavia ILOpen Positions30
Superior Ambulance,Elmhurst ILOpen Positions30
Techmer PM Polymer Modifiers,Batavia ILOpen Positions30
VWR International, LLC,Batavia ILOpen Positions8
workNet Batavia,Batavia ILOpen Positions
Ziegler’s Ace Hardware,Elgin and various surrounding towns. ILOpen Positions20