Welcome to the Commission

Our Mission

Fight Discrimination


Promote freedom from unlawful discrimination as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Resolve Complaints


Make impartial determinations of unlawful discrimination as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Educate and Inform


Provide information to the public about the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Commission.

 Welcome

The Illinois Human Rights Commission is dedicated to promoting freedom from unlawful discrimination as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act.  Our primary responsibility is to make impartial determinations of whether there has been unlawful discrimination as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act. We are also responsible for furnishing information to the public about the Act and the Commission.

Until further notice, all Administrative Law Section (ALS) status/motion calls will be conducted by telephone or virtually, utilizing WebEx.  Parties are not expected to appear in person.  Parties are responsible for making sure the Commission has correct telephone numbers and other contact information for them.  If you are scheduled for a telephone status, the Commission will initiate the calls.  If you are scheduled for a WebEx status, the parties are expected to use the information provided in the order setting the status to access the assigned ALJ’s personal WebEx room.  WebEx information for each ALJ may also be found on the Proceedings page of this website.

For parties with cases before Judges Evans, Lindt or Maloney Laytin, please call 312-814-6269 for information about your case.

The electronic filing system is not intended to handle voluminous filings.  If you wish to file a motion with the Administrative Law Section (ALS) with extensive supporting documentation, you can file the motion itself electronically (meeting  any applicable deadlines), but you should send hard copies of the supporting documents to the Commission through U. S. mail.

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Oct - 202127Wed
  • Nov - 20213Wed
  • Nov - 20213Wed
  • Nov - 202117Wed
  • Dec - 20211Wed

​Requests for Reasonable Accommodations: Services at the Illinois Human Rights Commission are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act.  A person with a disability needing an accommodation to participate in any Commission activities should contact the Commission Disability Access Coordinator at 312-814-6269 or (TTY) 217-557-1500 or at HRC.NEWS@illinois.gov.  The Commission requires five (5) business days to review any reasonable accommodation.