Midlothian Public Library will receive sealed Bids for the renovation of an existing parking lot and associated site improvements at the Administrative Office of the Library 14701 S. Kenton Ave Midlothian, Illinois 60445, until Thursday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m., local time, at which time and place all Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The Project Manual including the Advertisement for Bids may be examined at www.kluberplanroom.com. Go to the Public Jobs tab for more information.

All Contracts for the Construction of Public Works are subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1-12).

Dear Library Patrons,

Today outside of the Library Building there were members of the carpenters’ union who were present and demonstrating tax fraud as it relates to construction projects. The union was not targeting any particular project or work done at the Library, but the Library is one of many sites at which the union is or will be demonstrating over a period of several days in order to get their message out. In general, the alleged tax fraud the union is protesting purportedly relates to the misclassification of and cash payment of construction workers.

In that regard, Midlothian Public Library strongly supports compliance with all applicable laws relating to construction regulation and expects all of its contractors and vendors to fully comply with the same, as is required by the contracts we execute.

Employers suspected of employee misclassification should not be reported to private groups but should be directly reported to the government through the Employee Classification Act Portal, which can be found through the Illinois Department of Revenue here: https://tax.illinois.gov/.../employee-misclassification.html.

In addition, any violations of workplace wage rules can be reported to the Illinois Attorney General here: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/.../WorkplaceRightsCo...

Consumer complaints regarding unfair competition or business practices can be reported here: https://ccformsubmission.ilag.gov/.

We vigorously pursue available remedies against contractors and vendors found to be in breach of their obligations to comply with Federal, State or Local laws.

Should you wish to discuss any of the above points with me personally, I would invite you to contact me at the email address or telephone number below.


Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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Dear Library Patrons,

To complete the upgrades to our electrical and internet wiring that are part of our current renovation project, it will be necessary to shut off all power to the library for a period of time. For this reason, the library will be closed to the public Saturday, March 11 for the entire day.

Library programs scheduled for this Saturday will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for more information on new dates for specific programs.

While we are closed, please feel free to make use of our eBooks, eAudiobooks, streamable movies, TV and more, available from our website under DIGITAL RESOURCES or to place requests for physical materials to pick up when we reopen via our online catalog. Our book drop will also remain open for return of materials.

The library will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, March 13.

We appreciate your flexibility and patience with us as we work to make the library as up-to-date as possible to serve you better!

Jennifer Cottrill, Library Director

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