Public Breastfeeding Law

“A mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother's breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breastfeeding; however, a mother considering whether to breastfeed her baby in a place of worship shall comport her behavior with the norms appropriate in that place of worship.”

Work Place Pumping Law

" Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act. (Source: P.A. 92-68, eff. 7-12-01.) (820 ILCS 260/5) Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act: "Employee" means a person currently employed or subject to recall after layoff or leave of absence with a right to return at a position with an employer or a former employee who has terminated service within the preceding year. "Employer" means an individual, corporation, partnership, labor organization, or unincorporated association, the State, an agency or political subdivision of the State, or any other legal, business, or commercial entity that has more than 5 employees exclusive of the employer's parent, spouse, or child or other members of the employer's immediate family. "Employer" includes an agent of an employer. (Source: P.A. 92-68, eff. 7-12-01.) (820 ILCS 260/10) Sec. 10. Break time for nursing mothers. An employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant child. The break time must, if possible, run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. An employer is not required to provide break time under this Section if to do so would unduly disrupt the employer's operations. (Source: P.A. 92-68, eff. 7-12-01.) (820 ILCS 260/15) Sec. 15. Private place for nursing mothers. An employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where an employee described in Section 10 can express her milk in privacy. (Source: P.A. 92-68, eff. 7-12-01.) (820 ILCS 260/99) Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law. (Source: P.A. 92-68, eff. 7-12-01.)"

Jury Duty

Section 5. The Jury Commission Act is amended by adding Section 10.3 as follows:
     (705 ILCS 310/10.3 new)    Sec. 10.3. Excusing prospective jurors; nursing mothers. Any mother nursing her child shall, upon request, be excused from jury service.