Illinois Director of Labor

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Illinois Director of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Joseph Costigan
Assumed office:  March 25, 2011
Compensation:  $124,090
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The Illinois Director of Labor is an appointed state executive position in the Illinois state government.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Joseph Costigan. He was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on March 25, 2011.[1]


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The mission is to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of the state labor laws, to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides, and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.[2]

The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of more than 20 labor and safety laws.[2]


The department of labor is organized into the following major areas:[3]

  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Conciliation and Mediation
  • Safety Inspection and Education
  • Carnival and Amusement Ride Safety
  • Equal Opportunity Workforce
  • Legal
  • Administration


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2012, the Illinois Director of Labor was paid an estimated $124,090. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the Illinois Director of Labor was paid an estimated $124,100 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

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Contact information

Chicago Office
160 N. LaSalle Street, Suite C-1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-793-2800
Fax: 312-793-5257
TTY: 888-758-6053

Springfield Office
900 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-782-6206
Fax: 217-782-0596

Marion Office
2309 W. Main Street, Suite 115
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-7090
Fax: 618-993-7258

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