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May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! #AAPIHeritageMonth Starting as a week of federal recognition si...
05/03/2021

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! #AAPIHeritageMonth
Starting as a week of federal recognition signed by President Jimmy Carter, it was extended to the entire month of May under President George H.W. Bush in 1990 as a way to celebrate the contributions of AAPI individuals to American society.
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May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! #AAPIHeritageMonth
Starting as a week of federal recognition signed by President Jimmy Carter, it was extended to the entire month of May under President George H.W. Bush in 1990 as a way to celebrate the contributions of AAPI individuals to American society.
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It’s Earth Day! What are you doing to be kind to the Earth today?  #MakeEveryDayEarthDay 💚(via Mother Natured)
04/22/2021

It’s Earth Day! What are you doing to be kind to the Earth today? #MakeEveryDayEarthDay 💚
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It’s Earth Day! What are you doing to be kind to the Earth today? #MakeEveryDayEarthDay 💚
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🏡 APPLY TODAY FOR RENT ASSISTANCE🏡 If you live in suburban Cook County and need help paying your rent and bills due to C...
03/22/2021

🏡 APPLY TODAY FOR RENT ASSISTANCE🏡 If you live in suburban Cook County and need help paying your rent and bills due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for our Emergency Rental Assistance program.

03/17/2021

There’s a lot of information going around about the COVID-19 vaccine, and it can be hard to know what to believe. Get the facts and learn why real Cook County residents are taking their shot at myshotcookcounty.com. #MyShotCookCounty

Happy day to all the WOMEN around the world. You are powerful, beautiful, brilliant and brave in the unique way you are....
03/08/2021

Happy day to all the WOMEN around the world. You are powerful, beautiful, brilliant and brave in the unique way you are. Don’t ever forget your worth and always be proud of yourself.
WE, as women, are unstoppable.

Happy day to all the WOMEN around the world. You are powerful, beautiful, brilliant and brave in the unique way you are. Don’t ever forget your worth and always be proud of yourself.
WE, as women, are unstoppable.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the ADEA's effective date, but substantial age discrimination in the workplace still ...
07/13/2018
The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the ADEA's effective date, but substantial age discrimination in the workplace still persists. Think about what you can do to prevent age discrimination and teach others that age is not predictor of ability /performance? http://ow.ly/DYYH30kWHJm

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the effective date of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the ADEA) -- one of the premier statutes enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

07/09/2018
City of Chicago :: Hotel Workers Sexual Harassment Ordinance

Learn more about the City of Chicago's Hotel Workers Sexual Harassment (Panic Button) Ordinance by visiting http://ow.ly/DmYU30kS7pv

Today the City Council passed the Hotel Workers Sexual Harassment Ordinance which provides new protections for hotel workers from sexual harassment. The ordinance, introduced by Ald. Michelle Harris (8th Ward) requires hotels to comply with three major duties: 1) provide panic buttons or similar not...

The Cook County Minimum Wage increased to $11.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018. The base wage for tipped employees inc...
07/02/2018
Minimum Wage Ordinance and Regulations | CookCountyIL.gov

The Cook County Minimum Wage increased to $11.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018. The base wage for tipped employees increased to $5.10. http://ow.ly/Ulcq30kLmnS

With the link above you can reach the Municode for Cook County page where you will find Ordinance No. 16-5768 passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on October 26, 2016. Effective July 1, 2018, this ordinance will increase the minimum wage for many employees in Cook County to $11/hr. Effec...

The Western Springs (WS) Village Board voted to begin abiding by Cook County's Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Ordina...
04/24/2018
Western Springs Board votes to follow county ordinance, raising minimum wage to $11 this year

The Western Springs (WS) Village Board voted to begin abiding by Cook County's Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Ordinances! http://ow.ly/BDRe30jESUW That means, beginning July 1, 2018, employees earning the minimum wage in WS will see a $2.75 increase in their hourly wages!

Businesses in Western Springs will have to start following Cook County guidelines on minimum wage and paid sick leave.

60 Minutes
04/18/2018
60 Minutes

60 Minutes

Leading by example to close the gender pay gap: Unequal pay between men and women is a persistent problem in the United States. Salesforce, a tech company with 30,000 employees, is doing its part to change that. http://cbsn.ws/2qBpvvB

Equal Pay Day Chicago
04/10/2018
Equal Pay Day Chicago

Equal Pay Day Chicago

Equal Pay Day is this Tuesday!

Work downtown? Print the flyer and share at the office.

See you there!

American Association of University Women Palos-Orland Branch
Affinity Community Services
Arise Chicago
Windy City Chapter of FEW, Chicago, Illinois
Illinois National Organization for Women/
Chicago Branch of AAUW
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Chi Omega Omega Chapter
Chicago NOW
Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR)
Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT)
Chinese American Service League
Coalition of Labor Union Womenn
Crux Creative
Illinois Federation of Business Women's Clubs, Inc.
Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing
League of Women Voters of Illinois
MujeresLatinas
ROC Chicago (Restaurant Opportunities Center)
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
IAHSE - Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees
Professional Women's Club of Chicago (PWCC)
DePaul Women's Center
The Wood Law Office, LLC
Women Employed
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
AAUW Northwest Suburban - IL
CREW Chicago
Golan Christie Taglia LLP
Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicagoago
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Planned Parenthood Illinois Actionn
Cole Sadkin, LLC
DyMynd
HCP of Illinois, Inc
Indivisible Illinois
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Women's Business Development Council (WBDC)

The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic
04/06/2018
The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic

The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic

Please join us, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and Access Living for the following event:

All realtors, property managers, property brokers, landlords and housing providers are invited to attend:

IDHR Fair Housing Seminar + Guidebook Release
Friday, April 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
John Marshall Law School
304 S. State St. - Room 420
Chicago, IL

This year marks both the Illinois Bicentennial and the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act, a law that protects persons from discrimination in the sale or rental of a home. To honor these important milestones, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is hosting a fair housing seminar featuring the release of its new Guidebook for Housing Professionals on Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications.

The Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois REALTORS® will open the event with welcoming remarks. A brief plenary will follow on the importance of leveling the housing field for persons with disabilities. A seminar led by contributing authors will highlight key segments of the Guidebook. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Guidebook during this portion of the event.

IDHR is proud to host this important event with our sponsor: Illinois REALTORS®
Special thanks to our partners: Illinois 200, Access Living, and the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic

RSVP by April 18th, 2018: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FH_Guidebook18

For questions or requests for reasonable accommodations, please contact us at:
(312) 814-6278 (voice), 866-740-3953 (TTY), or via email at: [email protected]

Illinois plans to sue Trump administration over census question
04/06/2018
Illinois plans to sue Trump administration over census question

Illinois plans to sue Trump administration over census question

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans on entering Illinois into a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over the citizenship status question proposed to be included in the 2020 Census.We must encourage every person in our country to p

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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, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual 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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