Chicago Commission on Human Relations

Commission on Human Relations

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New Accessibility Regulations go into effect January 1, 2017

The Chicago Human Rights Ordinance requires that Chicago businesses ensure that their facilities, products and services are available to individuals with disabilities. On January 1, 2017, new disability rights regulations passed by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations go into effect. These regulations specify what Chicago businesses must do in order to make their goods and services accessible to people with disabilities. For more information on these new regulations, click on the link below:

Disability Rights Regulations FAQ Sheet

Disability Regulations - Effective 1/1/2017

 The CCHR Accepts Email Filings

The Commission accepts filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail.  For more information, click the following link.

Email Service and Filing Regulations

You Can Submit a Service Request to the CCHR Online

Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu:

Human Relations Service Requests

Alerts (Commission on Human Relations)

High Alert Jun 12, 2016 Statement on Pulse Nightclub Shooting
High Alert Jun 8, 2016 Statement in Support of the Equal Access Consistent with a Person's Gender Identity Amendment
High Alert Feb 16, 2016 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
High Alert Feb 10, 2016 Chicago Says "No" to Discrimination Against Current and Former Members of the Military
Low Alert Oct 25, 2016 CCHR Budget Statement, FY 2017

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Most Recent News (Commission on Human Relations)

Oct 11, 2016 Chicago Commission on Human Relations Announces New Additions to Staff, Board and Equity Council
Jun 22, 2016 City Council Approves Measure to Protect Residents from Discrimination and Ensure Gender Equality
May 18, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Measure to Protect Residents from Discrimination
Feb 10, 2016 City Council Approves Expanded Protections Against Discrimination of Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel
Nov 24, 2015 Chicago Public Library Partners with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations to Present a Free Film Screening of Documentary, Waking in Oak Creek, as well as a “Human Rights Day” Panel Discussion
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Commission on Human Relations

  • Phone: 312.744.4111
    Toll Free:
    TTY: 312.744.1088
    Fax: 312.744.1081
  • 740 North Sedgwick Street
    Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60654   
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