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Illinois Senior Living Developer, Sub-Contractors Ordered To Pay $1.1M to Union Carpenters for Prevailing Wage Violations

February 24, 2020

Via: ENR

The Illinois Dept. of Labor is requiring the developer of a senior living center in Northbrook, Ill., and two subcontractors to pay more than $1.1 million to workers for failing to meet state-certified prevailing wage and benefit rates during the center’s construction in 2018. It’s the biggest payback reward in the history of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, the union that brought a legal action against the developer and subcontractors.

The case involves the Lodge of Northbrook, a 164-unit senior living community development funded by bonds issued through the Illinois Finance Authority, a statewide agency created by the Illinois legislature in 2004 to provide low-cost capital to development projects.

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