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- Employment First Legislation (passed): HB 2591Illinois Employment First Act, passed in May 2013 – http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/PDF/09800HB2591lv.pdf
- Advocacy information for Illinois Employment First Act: Information from the Family Support Network regarding advocating for the Illinois Employment First Act – http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bcec73d19574f43e0b9ab00c1&id=d3db098f9a
- IL Employment First Act Fact Sheet: Fact sheet for legislators on Illinois Employment First Act – www.thearcofil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Employment_First_Fact_Sheet_HB2591-03142013.pdf
- Report recommending Employment First for Illinois: January 2011 report of legislatively mandated Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force, that includes a recommendation (pp. 7-8), that Illinois become an Employment First state, according to specific principles outlined within the report: www.illinoislegalaid.org/calendarUploads/Governors%20task%20force%20report%20-%202010-11.pdf
- Report from the IL Employment First Summit: Report from 2012 IL Employment First summit – www.state.il.us/agency/icdd/pdf/Illinois%20Employment%20First%20Summit%20Report%205-11-12.pdf