The Illinois Whistleblower Act protects every citizen -- including state and local government employees -- when they blow the whistle on government corruption.
Illinois rewards citizens who blow the whistle.
In 2008, the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act expanded the 1991 law to cover all levels of state government. Since the act was strengthened, a whistleblower can get up to 30% of the amount recovered as a reward upon completion of a successful whistleblower suit as a reward upon completion of a successful whistleblower suit. http://www2.illinois.gov/whistleblower/Pages/default.aspx