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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! NDEAM is held each year to commemorate the many and v...
10/15/2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! NDEAM is held each year to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! NDEAM is held each year to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy.

10/13/2021
The Cook County Commission on Human Rights is excited to welcome two new Commissioners, Mayumi Grigsby and Sufyan Sohel!...
10/12/2021

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights is excited to welcome two new Commissioners, Mayumi Grigsby and Sufyan Sohel!

#CookCounty #HumanRights

10/11/2021

Reminder: The Cook County Commission on Human Rights office will be closed today.

Quick Guide: What Is Domestic Violence?
10/08/2021
Quick Guide: What Is Domestic Violence?

Quick Guide: What Is Domestic Violence?

Two words, one big concept – domestic violence. Formerly known as “wife beating”, sometimes used interchangeably with intimate partner violence, and including a number of individual abuses, domestic violence is a problem that impacts individuals but must be addressed as a nation. Domestic viol...

Happening tomorrow! Cook County Commission on Human Rights will meet tomorrow, October 7, at 10:00AM. Find the agenda an...
10/06/2021

Happening tomorrow! Cook County Commission on Human Rights will meet tomorrow, October 7, at 10:00AM.
Find the agenda and virtual meeting details here (towards the bottom of the page): https://bit.ly/HRCommission

Happening tomorrow! Cook County Commission on Human Rights will meet tomorrow, October 7, at 10:00AM.
Find the agenda and virtual meeting details here (towards the bottom of the page): https://bit.ly/HRCommission

09/29/2021

🏡RENT ASSISTANCE🏡 Are you a renter or landlord suburban Cook County? Has COVID-19 made it difficult for you or your tenants to pay rent and utilities? You may qualify for @cookcountygov assistance.

The first step? Check your eligibility and gather your documents. Start the process at cookcountyil.gov/rent-help. Applications open October 4th. Landlords and tenants may apply.

09/28/2021

Homeowners with mortgages, people associated with persons with disabilities, and workers with federal work authorization– take note! The Illinois Human Rights Act expands in 2021 to include more protections that include you. Believe you’ve been a victim of discrimination? Report it! Visit Illinois.gov/DHR to find out how.

Please join us in welcoming Anjali Waikar, a newly appointed Commissioner to the Cook County Commission on Human Rights!
09/27/2021

Please join us in welcoming Anjali Waikar, a newly appointed Commissioner to the Cook County Commission on Human Rights!

Please join us in welcoming Anjali Waikar, a newly appointed Commissioner to the Cook County Commission on Human Rights!

Thank you Access Living for sharing this!
09/23/2021

Thank you Access Living for sharing this!

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Today marks the first day of International Week of the Deaf People (IWDP) which was started by World Federation of the Deaf Ry! Check out some ways you can celebrate. Also, we shouldn't limit ourselves to celebrating for only one week -- let's commit to celebrating for a lifetime!

Happy first day of Fall!
09/22/2021

Happy first day of Fall!

Happy first day of Fall!

Please complete our survey about the Just Housing Amendment. Access the survey by scanning the QR code or following this...
09/20/2021

Please complete our survey about the Just Housing Amendment. Access the survey by scanning the QR code or following this link: https://forms.office.com/g/sXvYJXghGT

#FairHousing #CookCounty #KnowYourRights

Please complete our survey about the Just Housing Amendment. Access the survey by scanning the QR code or following this link: https://forms.office.com/g/sXvYJXghGT

#FairHousing #CookCounty #KnowYourRights

09/17/2021

It's #HispanicHeritageMonth! This month celebrates the culture, diversity and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Stay tuned throughout the month to learn from #CookCounty employees about who inspires them and what this month means to them.

Looking for more information on the Just Housing Amendment to the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance? You can find that ...
09/17/2021

Looking for more information on the Just Housing Amendment to the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance? You can find that here: https://bit.ly/JustHousingAmendment

#CookCounty #KnowYourRights #JustHousingAmendment

Looking for more information on the Just Housing Amendment to the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance? You can find that here: https://bit.ly/JustHousingAmendment

#CookCounty #KnowYourRights #JustHousingAmendment

There are still a few slots left for our Q***r Women of Color Media Arts Project Moderated Discussion. Find details and ...
09/15/2021
Q***r Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Moderated Discussion

There are still a few slots left for our Q***r Women of Color Media Arts Project Moderated Discussion. Find details and RSVP for the public panel discussion on My Beautiful Resistance: Q***r Native, API, and Latinx Films from QWOCMAP - Q***r Women of Color Media Arts Project. Wednesday, September 15, 6 pm CT. Virtual via Zoom. https://qwocmap-panel1.eventbrite.com/.

Join us for a moderated discussion of curated films from Q***r Women of Color Media Arts Project - Public

Webinar alert!
09/09/2021

Webinar alert!

Save the date! Cook County’s 3rd annual #RacialEquityWeek will be Sept 13-17 in 2021. Find confirmed events and more at ...
09/07/2021
Racial Equity | CookCountyIL.gov

Save the date! Cook County’s 3rd annual #RacialEquityWeek will be Sept 13-17 in 2021. Find confirmed events and more at https://bit.ly/RacialEquityWeek

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has announced the third annual Cook County Racial Equity Week, to be held September 13 – 17 in 2021. This year’s theme will reflect on three words: “Imagine. Intersect. Act.” Cook County Offices Under the President has programmed a week of events ...

Happy Labor Day from the Cook County Commission on Human Rights! As a reminder, our office will be closed today in obser...
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day from the Cook County Commission on Human Rights! As a reminder, our office will be closed today in observance of the holiday.

Happy Labor Day from the Cook County Commission on Human Rights! As a reminder, our office will be closed today in observance of the holiday.

Mark your calendar!
09/02/2021

Mark your calendar!

Trust Us – English
09/02/2021
Trust Us – English

Trust Us – English

You trust us with your life,your loved ones,your health.Now trust us when we say – it’s time to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Hear from real Cook County H...

Photos from Housing Choice Partners's post
09/01/2021

Photos from Housing Choice Partners's post

Photos from Toni Preckwinkle's post
08/30/2021

Photos from Toni Preckwinkle's post

We celebrate Women's Equality Day, while acknowledging that the 19th Amendment was 'a start, not a finish' for suffrage ...
08/26/2021

We celebrate Women's Equality Day, while acknowledging that the 19th Amendment was 'a start, not a finish' for suffrage - learn more here:
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/904730251/yes-women-could-vote-after-the-19th-amendment-but-not-all-women-or-men

We celebrate Women's Equality Day, while acknowledging that the 19th Amendment was 'a start, not a finish' for suffrage - learn more here:
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/904730251/yes-women-could-vote-after-the-19th-amendment-but-not-all-women-or-men

Virtual forum tomorrow!
08/25/2021

Virtual forum tomorrow!

There will be no Tenant Thursdays this week. Instead, join us in collaboration with Illinois NAACP State Conference, The Chicago Urban League and Housing Action Illinois at our virtual forum: Preventing Evictions and Creating Affordable Housing in Illinois. See flyer below for more information!

08/25/2021
Housing Discrimination

Thank you Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) for sharing this helpful video!

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Chicago, IL
60602

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What we do.

The mission of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights is two-fold: (1) To protect people who live or work in Cook County from discrimination and harassment in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, credit transactions, and access to Cook County facilities, services and programs and (2) To ensure that those who work in, or for the benefit of, Cook County are paid an appropriate wage for their labors and receive appropriate benefits. The Commission pursues these objectives through enforcement of four County ordinances:


  • The Cook County Human Rights Ordinance: This ordinace prohibits people in Cook County (including employers, landlords, property managers, real estate agents, store and restaurant owners, bankers, lenders and Cook County government officials and employees) from unlawfully discriminating against or harassing other people on the basis of that person's race, color, s*x, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, s*xual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income (including use of a housing choice voucher), housing status, or gender identity. The ordinance also provides protection against retailation for making a discrimination or harassment complaint and provides additional protections against some forms of employment discrimination based on a person's credit history or criminal background.

  • The Cook County Living Wage Ordinance: This ordinance requires that all employees who contract with Cook County government to provide labor or who operate on property in Cook County that receives a Class 6B, Class 8 or Class 9 property tax incentive pay their employees not less than a living wage as determined annually by Cook County's Chief Financial Officer. Beginning December 1, 2017, the living wage is $12.07/hr. with employer-provided healthcare benefits and $15.08/hr. without.
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