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State and Local Government Resources

 

State and Local Government Resources

Locations with Anti-Discrimination Legislation

State of Illinois (Department of Human Rights) (En Español)

Illinois prohibits discrimination in connection with employment, real estate (housing) transactions, access to financial credit and public accommodations. It also prohibits sexual harassment in employment, sexual harassment of students in educational institutions and retaliation.

Illinois Human Rights Commission

Illinois Department of Revenue (as related to the civil union law)

City of Bloomington

Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment, public accommodations and financing.

Cook County

Municipal Code, Ch. 199 et seq., 12/88

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, housing, credit.

Because Illinois recognizes same-sex and opposite civil unions, Cook County sunsetted its domestic partnership registry on May 31, 2011. Click here for information about civil unions.

City of Chicago

Municipal Code , Ch. 199 et seq., 12/88

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, housing, credit.

City of Champaign

Municipal Code, Ch 13, as amended by Ordinance 77-222, 7/19/77

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, housing, credit, union practices.

City of DeKalb

Municipal Code, Ch. 49, as amended by Ordinance 98-133, 12/14/98

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, housing, credit, union practices.

City of Evanston

Municipal Code Ch. 5 and Ch. 12, as amended by Ordinance 61-O-97, 6/3/97

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, housing, credit.

Town of Normal

Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment, public accommodations and financing.

Village of Oak Park

Village Code, Art. 1 §13, 1993.

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, housing, credit.

City of Peoria

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations.

City of Springfield

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations.

City of Urbana

City Code, Ch. 12, §12-1 et seq., 1979

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, credit.