(775 ILCS 5/2-106)
Interagency Committee on Employees with
(A) As used in this Section:
"State agency" means all officers, boards, commissions, and agencies created by the Constitution in the executive branch; all officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, universities, bodies politic and corporate of the State; and administrative units or corporate outgrowths of the State government which are created by or pursuant to statute, other than units of local government and their officers, school districts, and boards of election commissioners; all administrative units and corporate outgrowths of the above and as may be created by executive order of the Governor.
"State employee" means an employee of a State agency.
(B) The Interagency Committee on Employees with
Disabilities, created under repealed Section 19a of the Personnel Code, is continued as set forth in this Section. The Committee is composed of 18 members as follows: the Chairperson of the Civil
Service Commission or his or her designee, the Director of Veterans' Affairs or his or her designee, the
Director of Central Management Services or his or her designee, the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee, the
Director of Human Rights or his or her designee, the Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities or his or her designee, the Lieutenant Governor or his or her designee, the Attorney General or his or her designee, the Secretary of State or his or her designee, the State Comptroller or his or her designee, the State Treasurer or his or her designee, and 7 State employees with disabilities appointed by and
serving at the pleasure of the Governor.
(C) The Director of Human Rights and the Secretary of Human
Services shall serve as
co-chairpersons of the Committee. The Committee shall meet as often as it
deems necessary, but in no case less than 6 times annually at the call of the
co-chairpersons. Notice shall be given to the members in writing in advance of
a scheduled meeting.
(D) The Department of Human Rights shall provide administrative support to the Committee.
(E) The purposes and functions of the Committee are: (1) to provide a
forum where problems of general concern to State employees with
disabilities can be raised and methods of their resolution can be suggested
to the appropriate State agencies; (2) to provide a
clearinghouse of information for State employees with disabilities by
working with those agencies to develop and retain such information; (3) to
promote affirmative action efforts pertaining to the employment of
persons with disabilities by State agencies; and (4) to recommend, where
appropriate, means of strengthening the affirmative action programs for
employees with disabilities in State agencies.
(F) The Committee
shall annually make
a complete report to the General Assembly on the Committee's achievements
and accomplishments. Such report may also include an evaluation by the
Committee of the effectiveness of the hiring and advancement practices in
(G) This amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly is not intended to
disqualify any current member of the Committee from continued membership
on the Committee in accordance with the terms of this Section or the member's
(Source: P.A. 99-314, eff. 8-7-15.)
(775 ILCS 5/2-107)
Helpline to report sexual harassment and discrimination.
(a) The Department shall, no later than 3 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, establish and maintain a sexual harassment and discrimination helpline. The Department shall help persons who contact the Department through the helpline find necessary resources, including counseling services, and assist in the filing of sexual harassment and discrimination complaints with the Department or other applicable agencies. The Department may recommend individual seek private counsel, but shall not make recommendations for legal representation. The helpline shall provide the means through which persons may anonymously report sexual harassment and discrimination in both private and public places of employment. In the case of a report of sexual harassment and discrimination by a person subject to Article 20 or 25 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Department shall, with the permission of the reporting individual, report the allegations to the Executive Inspector General or Legislative Inspector General for further investigation.
(b) The Department shall advertise the helpline on its website and in materials related to sexual harassment and discrimination, including posters made available to the public, and encourage reporting by both those who are subject to sexual harassment and discrimination and those who have witnessed it.
(c) All communications received by the Department via the helpline or Internet communication shall remain confidential and shall be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
(d) As used in this Section, "helpline" means a toll-free telephone with voicemail capabilities and an Internet website through which persons may report instances of sexual harassment and discrimination.
(e) The Department shall annually evaluate the helpline and report to the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct, the following information:
(i) the total number of calls received, including messages left during non-business hours;
(ii) the number of calls reporting sexual discrimination claims;
(iii) the number of calls reporting harassment claims;
(iv) the number of calls reporting sexual harassment claims;
(v) the number of calls that were referred to each Executive Inspector General; and
(vi) the number of calls that were referred to the Legislative Inspector General.
(Source: P.A. 100-554, eff. 11-16-17; 100-588, eff. 6-8-18.)
(775 ILCS 5/3-101)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-101)
The following definitions are applicable strictly
in the context of this Article:
(A) Real Property. "Real property" includes buildings, structures, real
estate, lands, tenements, leaseholds, interests in real estate cooperatives,
condominiums, and hereditaments, corporeal and incorporeal, or any interest
(B) Real Estate Transaction. "Real estate transaction" includes the
sale, exchange, rental or lease of real property. "Real estate
transaction" also includes the brokering or appraising of residential real
property and the making or purchasing of loans or providing other financial assistance:
(1) for purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing or maintaining a dwelling; or
(2) secured by residential real estate.
(C) Housing Accommodations. "Housing accommodation" includes any improved
or unimproved real property, or part thereof, which is used or occupied,
or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as the home
or residence of one or more individuals.
(D) Real Estate Broker or Salesman. "Real estate broker or salesman"
means a person, whether licensed or not, who, for or with the expectation
of receiving a consideration, lists, sells, purchases, exchanges, rents,
or leases real property, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate any
of these activities, or who holds himself or herself out as engaged in these.
(E) Familial Status. "Familial status" means one or more individuals
(who have not attained the age of 18 years) being domiciled with:
(1) a parent or person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or
(2) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody,
with the written permission of such parent or
The protections afforded by this Article against discrimination on the
basis of familial status apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the
process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained
the age of 18 years.
(F) Conciliation. "Conciliation" means the attempted resolution of
issues raised by a charge, or by the investigation of
such charge, through informal negotiations involving the
aggrieved party, the respondent and the Department.
(G) Conciliation Agreement. "Conciliation agreement" means a written
agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation.
(H) Covered Multifamily Dwellings. As used in Section 3-102.1, "covered
multifamily dwellings" means:
(1) buildings consisting of 4 or more units if such buildings have one
or more elevators; and
(2) ground floor units in other buildings consisting of 4 or more units.
(Source: P.A. 86-820; 86-910; 86-1028.)
(775 ILCS 5/3-102)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-102)
Civil rights violations; real estate transactions.
is a civil rights violation for an owner or any other person engaging in
a real estate transaction, or for a real estate broker or salesman,
because of unlawful discrimination or familial status, to
(A) Transaction. Refuse to engage in a real estate
transaction with a person or to discriminate in making available such a transaction;
(B) Terms. Alter the terms, conditions or privileges
of a real estate transaction or in the furnishing of facilities or services in connection therewith;
(C) Offer. Refuse to receive or to fail to transmit a
bona fide offer to engage in a real estate transaction from a person;
(D) Negotiation. Refuse to negotiate for a real
estate transaction with a person;
(E) Representations. Represent to a person that real
property is not available for inspection, sale, rental, or lease when in fact it is so available, or to fail to bring a property listing to his or her attention, or to refuse to permit him or her to inspect real property;
(F) Publication of Intent. Make, print, circulate,
post, mail, publish or cause to be made, printed, circulated, posted, mailed, or published any notice, statement, advertisement or sign, or use a form of application for a real estate transaction, or make a record or inquiry in connection with a prospective real estate transaction, that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on unlawful discrimination or unlawful discrimination based on familial status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination;
(G) Listings. Offer, solicit, accept, use or retain
a listing of real property with knowledge that unlawful discrimination or discrimination on the basis of familial status in a real estate transaction is intended.
(Source: P.A. 99-196, eff. 7-30-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)
(775 ILCS 5/3-102.1)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-102.1)
(A) It is a civil rights violation to refuse
to sell or rent or to otherwise
make unavailable or deny a dwelling to any buyer or renter because of a
disability of that buyer or renter, a disability of a person residing or intending
to reside in that dwelling after it is sold, rented or made available or
a disability of any person associated with the buyer or renter.
(B) It is a civil rights violation to alter the terms, conditions or privileges
of sale or rental of a dwelling or the provision of services or facilities
in connection with such dwelling because of a disability of a person with a disability
or a disability of any person residing or intending to reside in that dwelling
after it is sold, rented or made available, or a disability of any person associated
with that person.
(C) It is a civil rights violation:
(1) to refuse to permit, at the expense of the
person with a disability, reasonable modifications of existing premises occupied or to be occupied by such person if such modifications may be necessary to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises; except that, in the case of a rental, the landlord may, where it is reasonable to do so, condition permission for a modification on the renter agreeing to restore the interior of the premises to the condition that existed before modifications, reasonable wear and tear excepted. The landlord may not increase for persons with a disability any customarily required security deposit. However, where it is necessary in order to ensure with reasonable certainty that funds will be available to pay for the restorations at the end of the tenancy, the landlord may negotiate as part of such a restoration agreement a provision requiring that the tenant pay into an interest bearing escrow account, over a reasonable period, a reasonable amount of money not to exceed the cost of the restorations. The interest in any such account shall accrue to the benefit of the tenant. A landlord may condition permission for a modification on the renter providing a reasonable description of the proposed modifications as well as reasonable assurances that the work will be done in a workmanlike manner and that any required building permits will be obtained;
(2) to refuse to make reasonable accommodations in
rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling; or
(3) in connection with the design and construction of
covered multifamily dwellings for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, to fail to design and construct those dwellings in such a manner that:
(a) the public use and common use portions of
such dwellings are readily accessible to and usable by persons with a disability;
(b) all the doors designed to allow passage into
and within all premises within such dwellings are sufficiently wide to allow passage by persons with a disability in wheelchairs; and
(c) all premises within such dwellings contain
the following features of adaptive design:
(i) an accessible route into and through the
(ii) light switches, electrical outlets,
thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations;
(iii) reinforcements in bathroom walls to
allow later installation of grab bars; and
(iv) usable kitchens and bathrooms such that
an individual in a wheelchair can maneuver about the space.
(D) Compliance with the appropriate standards of the Illinois Accessibility
Code for adaptable dwelling units (71 Illinois Administrative Code Section 400.350 (e)
1-6) suffices to satisfy the requirements of subsection (C)(3)(c).
(E) If a unit of local government has incorporated into its law the
requirements set forth in subsection (C)(3), compliance
with its law shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of that subsection.
(F) A unit of local government may review and approve newly constructed
covered multifamily dwellings for the purpose of making determinations as
to whether the design and construction requirements
of subsection (C)(3) are met.
(G) The Department shall encourage, but may not require, units of local
government to include in their existing procedures for the review and
approval of newly constructed covered multifamily dwellings, determinations
as to whether the design and construction of such dwellings are consistent
with subsection (C)(3), and shall provide technical
assistance to units of local government and other persons to implement the
requirements of subsection (C)(3).
(H) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the Department
to review or approve the plans, designs or construction of all covered
multifamily dwellings to determine whether the design and construction of
such dwellings are consistent with the requirements of
(I) Nothing in subsections (E), (F), (G) or (H) shall be construed to
affect the authority
and responsibility of the Department to receive and
process complaints or otherwise engage in enforcement activities under
State and local law.
(J) Determinations by a unit of local government under subsections (E)
and (F) shall not be conclusive in enforcement proceedings under this Act
if those determinations are not in accord with the terms of this Act.
(K) Nothing in this Section requires that a dwelling be made available to
an individual whose tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health
or safety of others or would result in substantial physical damage to the
property of others.
(Source: P.A. 95-668, eff. 10-10-07.)
(775 ILCS 5/3-103)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-103)
Blockbusting. It is a civil rights violation for any
(A) Solicitation. Solicit for sale, lease, listing or purchase any
residential real estate within this State, on the grounds of loss of
value due to the present or prospective entry into the vicinity of the
property involved of any person or persons of any particular race,
color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation,
familial status or
(B) Statements. Distribute or cause to be distributed, written
material or statements designed to induce any owner of residential real
estate in this State to sell or lease his or her property because of any
present or prospective changes in the race, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, familial
status or disability
of residents in
the vicinity of the property involved.
(C) Creating Alarm. Intentionally create alarm, among residents of
any community, by transmitting communications in any manner, including
a telephone call
whether or not conversation thereby ensues, with a design to induce any
owner of residential real estate in this state to sell or lease his or
her property because of any present or prospective entry into the
vicinity of the property involved of any person or persons of any
particular race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual
status, familial status or disability.
(Source: P.A. 97-877, eff. 8-2-12.)
(775 ILCS 5/3-104.1)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-104.1)
Refusal to sell or rent because a person has a guide,
hearing or support dog.
It is a civil rights violation for the
owner or agent of any housing accommodation to:
(A) refuse to sell or rent after the making of a
bonafide offer, or to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny property to any blind or hearing impaired person or person with a physical disability because he has a guide, hearing or support dog; or
(B) discriminate against any blind or hearing
impaired person or person with a physical disability in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental property, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because he has a guide, hearing or support dog; or
(C) require, because a blind or hearing impaired
person or person with a physical disability has a guide, hearing or support dog, an extra charge in a lease, rental agreement, or contract of purchase or sale, other than for actual damage done to the premises by the dog.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
(775 ILCS 5/3-105)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-105)
(A) Agreements. Every provision in an oral agreement or a written instrument
relating to real property which purports to forbid or restrict the conveyance,
encumbrance, occupancy, or lease thereof on the basis of race, color, religion,
or national origin is void.
(1) Every condition, restriction or prohibition, including
a right of entry or possibility of reverter, which directly or indirectly
limits the use or occupancy of real property on the basis of race, color,
religion, or national origin is void.
(2) This Section shall not apply to a limitation of use on the basis of
religion of real property held by a religious institution or organization
or by a religious or charitable organization operated, supervised, or controlled
by a religious institution or organization, and used for religious or charitable
(C) Civil Rights Violations. It is a civil rights violation to insert
in a written instrument relating to real property a provision that is void
under this Section or to honor or attempt to honor such a provision in the
chain of title.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)