Per the State of Illinois Purchasing Laws (720 ILCS 5/33E-18), Sec. 33E-18 - Unlawful stringing of bids:
“(a) No person for the purpose of evading the bidding requirements of any unit of local government or school district shall knowingly string or assist in stringing, or attempt to string any contract or job order with the unit of local government or school district.
(b) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.”
(Source: P.A. 90-800, eff. 1-1-99.)