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HUMAN RIGHTS
(775 ILCS 5/) Illinois Human Rights Act.

775 ILCS 5/2-107

    (775 ILCS 5/2-107)
    Sec. 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 5/2-108

    (775 ILCS 5/2-108)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 2-108. Employer disclosure requirements.
    (A) Definitions. The following definitions are applicable strictly to this Section:
        (1) "Employer" means:
            (a) any person employing one or more employees
        
within this State;
            (b) a labor organization; or
            (c) the State and any political subdivision,
        
municipal corporation, or other governmental unit or agency, without regard to the number of employees.
        (2) "Settlement" means any written commitment or
    
written agreement, including any agreed judgment, stipulation, decree, agreement to settle, assurance of discontinuance, or otherwise between an employee, as defined by subsection (A) of Section 2-101, or a nonemployee to whom an employer owes a duty under this Act pursuant to (A-10) or (D-5) of Section 2-102, and an employer under which the employer directly or indirectly provides to an individual compensation or other consideration due to an allegation that the individual has been a victim of sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination under this Act.
        (3) "Adverse judgment or administrative ruling" means
    
any final and non-appealable adverse judgment or final and non-appealable administrative ruling entered in favor of an employee as defined by subsection (A) of Section 2-101 or a nonemployee to whom an employer owes a duty under this Act pursuant to (A-10) or (D-5) of Section 2-102, and against the employer during the preceding year in which there was a finding of sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination brought under this Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or any other federal, State, or local law prohibiting sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination.
    (B) Required disclosures. Beginning July 1, 2020, and by each July 1 thereafter, each employer that had an adverse judgment or administrative ruling against it in the preceding calendar year, as provided in this Section, shall disclose annually to the Department of Human Rights the following information:
        (1) the total number of adverse judgments or
    
administrative rulings during the preceding year;
        (2) whether any equitable relief was ordered against
    
the employer in any adverse judgment or administrative ruling described in paragraph (1);
        (3) how many adverse judgments or administrative
    
rulings described in paragraph (1) are in each of the following categories:
            (a) sexual harassment;
            (b) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
sex;
            (c) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
race, color, or national origin;
            (d) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
religion;
            (e) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
age;
            (f) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
disability;
            (g) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
military status or unfavorable discharge from military status;
            (h) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
sexual orientation or gender identity; and
            (i) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
        
any other characteristic protected under this Act;
    (C) Settlements. If the Department is investigating a charge filed pursuant to this Act, the Department may request the employer responding to the charge to submit the total number of settlements entered into during the preceding 5 years, or less at the direction of the Department, that relate to any alleged act of sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination that:
        (1) occurred in the workplace of the employer; or
        (2) involved the behavior of an employee of the
    
employer or a corporate executive of the employer, without regard to whether that behavior occurred in the workplace of the employer.
    The total number of settlements entered into during the requested period shall be reported along with how many settlements are in each of the following categories, when requested by the Department pursuant to this subsection:
        (a) sexual harassment;
        (b) discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex;
        (c) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
    
race, color, or national origin;
        (d) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
    
religion;
        (e) discrimination or harassment on the basis of age;
        (f) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
    
disability;
        (g) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
    
military status or unfavorable discharge from military status;
        (h) discrimination or harassment on the basis of
    
sexual orientation or gender identity; and
        (i) discrimination or harassment on the basis of any
    
other characteristic protected under this Act;
    The Department shall not rely on the existence of any settlement agreement to support a finding of substantial evidence under this Act.
    (D) Prohibited disclosures. An employer may not disclose the name of a victim of an act of alleged sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination in any disclosures required under this Section.
    (E) Annual report. The Department shall publish an annual report aggregating the information reported by employers under subsection (B) of this Section such that no individual employer data is available to the public. The report shall include the number of adverse judgments or administrative rulings filed during the preceding calendar year based on each of the protected classes identified by this Act.
    The report shall be filed with the General Assembly and made available to the public by December 31 of each reporting year. Data submitted by an employer to comply with this Section is confidential and exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.
    (F) Failure to report and penalties. If an employer fails to make any disclosures required under this Section, the Department shall issue a notice to show cause giving the employer 30 days to disclose the required information. If the employer does not make the required disclosures within 30 days, the Department shall petition the Illinois Human Rights Commission for entry of an order imposing a civil penalty against the employer pursuant to Section 8-109.1. The civil penalty shall be paid into the Department of Human Rights' Training and Development Fund.
    (G) Rules. The Department shall adopt any rules it deems necessary for implementation of this Section.
    (H) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2030.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 1-1-20.)

775 ILCS 5/2-109

    (775 ILCS 5/2-109)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 2-109. Sexual harassment prevention training.
    (A) The General Assembly finds that the organizational tolerance of sexual harassment has a detrimental influence in workplaces by creating a hostile environment for employees, reducing productivity, and increasing legal liability. It is the General Assembly's intent to encourage employers to adopt and actively implement policies to ensure their workplaces are safe for employees to report concerns about sexual harassment without fear of retaliation, loss of status, or loss of promotional opportunities.
    (B) The Department shall produce a model sexual harassment prevention training program aimed at the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. The model program shall be made available to employers and to the public online at no cost. This model program shall include, at a minimum, the following:
        (1) an explanation of sexual harassment consistent
    
with this Act;
        (2) examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful
    
sexual harassment;
        (3) a summary of relevant federal and State statutory
    
provisions concerning sexual harassment, including remedies available to victims of sexual harassment; and
        (4) a summary of responsibilities of employers in the
    
prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment.
    (C) Except for those employers subject to the requirements of Section 5-10.5 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, every employer with employees working in this State shall use the model sexual harassment prevention training program created by the Department or establish its own sexual harassment prevention training program that equals or exceeds the minimum standards in subsection (B). The sexual harassment prevention training shall be provided at least once a year to all employees. For the purposes of satisfying the requirements under this Section, the Department's model sexual harassment prevention training program may be used to supplement any existing program an employer is utilizing or develops.
    (D) If an employer violates this Section, the Department shall issue a notice to show cause giving the employer 30 days to comply. If the employer does not comply within 30 days, the Department shall petition the Human Rights Commission for entry of an order imposing a civil penalty against the employer pursuant to Section 8-109.1. The civil penalty shall be paid into the Department of Human Rights Training and Development Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 1-1-20.)

775 ILCS 5/2-110

    (775 ILCS 5/2-110)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 2-110. Restaurants and bars; sexual harassment prevention.
    (A) As used in this Section:
    "Bar" means an establishment that is devoted to the serving of alcoholic beverages for consumption by guests on the premises and that derives no more than 10% of its gross revenue from the sale of food consumed on the premises, including, but not limited to, taverns, nightclubs, cocktail lounges, adult entertainment facilities, and cabarets.
    "Manager" means a person responsible for the hiring and firing of employees, including, but not limited to, a general manager, owner, head chef, or other non-tipped employee with duties managing the operation, inventory, safety, and personnel of a restaurant or bar.
    "Restaurant" means any business that is primarily engaged in the sale of ready-to-eat food for immediate consumption, including, but not limited to, restaurants, coffee shops, cafeterias, and sandwich stands that give or offer for sale food to the public, guests, or employees, and kitchen or catering facilities in which food is prepared on the premises for serving elsewhere.
    (B) Every restaurant and bar operating in this State must have a sexual harassment policy provided to all employees, in writing, within the first calendar week of the employee's employment. The policy shall include:
        (1) a prohibition on sexual harassment;
        (2) the definition of sexual harassment under the
    
Illinois Human Rights Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
        (3) details on how an individual can report an
    
allegation of sexual harassment internally, including options for making a confidential report to a manager, owner, corporate headquarters, human resources department, or other internal reporting mechanism that may be available;
        (4) an explanation of the internal complaint process
    
available to employees;
        (5) how to contact and file a charge with the
    
Illinois Department of Human Rights and United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
        (6) a prohibition on retaliation for reporting sexual
    
harassment allegations; and
        (7) a requirement that all employees participate in
    
sexual harassment prevention training.
    The policy shall be made available in English and Spanish.
    (C) In addition to the model sexual harassment prevention training program produced by the Department in Section 2-109, the Department shall develop a supplemental model training program in consultation with industry professionals specifically aimed at the prevention of sexual harassment in the restaurant and bar industry. The supplemental model program shall be made available to all restaurants and bars and the public online at no cost. The training shall include:
        (1) specific conduct, activities, or videos related
    
to the restaurant or bar industry;
        (2) an explanation of manager liability and
    
responsibility under the law; and
        (3) English and Spanish language options.
    (D) Every restaurant and bar that is an employer under this Act shall use the supplemental model training program or establish its own supplemental model training program that equals or exceeds the requirements of subsection (C). The supplemental training program shall be provided at least once a year to all employees, regardless of employment classification. For the purposes of satisfying the requirements under this Section, this supplemental training may be done in conjunction or at the same time as any training that complies with Section 2-109.
    (E) If a restaurant or bar that is an employer under this Act violates this Section 2-110, the Department shall issue a notice to show cause giving the employer 30 days to comply. If the employer does not comply within 30 days, the Department shall petition the Human Rights Commission for entry of an order imposing a civil penalty against the employer pursuant to Section 8-109.1. The civil penalty shall be paid into the Department of Human Rights Training and Development Fund.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 1-1-20.)

775 ILCS 5/Art. 3

 
    (775 ILCS 5/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3. REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

775 ILCS 5/3-101

    (775 ILCS 5/3-101) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-101)
    Sec. 3-101. Definitions. 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 therein.
    (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 other person.
    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

    (775 ILCS 5/3-102) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-102)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-565)
    Sec. 3-102. Civil rights violations; real estate transactions. It 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.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-565)
    Sec. 3-102. Civil rights violations; real estate transactions. It 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, familial status, or an arrest record, as defined under subsection (B-5) of Section 1-103, 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 arrest record, 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 or an arrest record in a real estate transaction is intended.
(Source: P.A. 101-565, eff. 1-1-20.)

775 ILCS 5/3-102.1

    (775 ILCS 5/3-102.1) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-102.1)
    Sec. 3-102.1. Disability.
    (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
            
dwelling;
                (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 subsection (C)(3).
    (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 5/3-102.5

    (775 ILCS 5/3-102.5)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 3-102.5. Unlawful activity. The prohibition against the use of an arrest record under Section 3-102 shall not preclude an owner or any other person engaging in a real estate transaction, or a real estate broker or salesman, from prohibiting the tenant, a member of the tenant's household, or a guest of the tenant from engaging in unlawful activity on the premises.
(Source: P.A. 101-565, eff. 1-1-20.)

775 ILCS 5/3-103

    (775 ILCS 5/3-103) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-103)
    Sec. 3-103. Blockbusting. It is a civil rights violation for any person to:
    (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, marital status, familial status or disability.
    (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 orientation, marital status, familial status or disability.
(Source: P.A. 97-877, eff. 8-2-12.)

775 ILCS 5/3-104.1

    (775 ILCS 5/3-104.1) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-104.1)
    Sec. 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

    (775 ILCS 5/3-105) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-105)
    Sec. 3-105. Restrictive covenants.
    (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.
    (B) Limitations.
    (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 purposes.
    (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.)

775 ILCS 5/3-105.1

    (775 ILCS 5/3-105.1)
    Sec. 3-105.1. Interference, coercion, or intimidation. It is a civil rights violation to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of, or on account of his or her having exercised or enjoyed, or on account of his or her having aided or encouraged any other person in the exercise or enjoyment of, any right granted or protected by this Article 3.
(Source: P.A. 94-78, eff. 1-1-06.)

775 ILCS 5/3-106

    (775 ILCS 5/3-106) (from Ch. 68, par. 3-106)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-565)
    Sec. 3-106. Exemptions. Nothing contained in Section 3-102 shall prohibit:
    (A) Private Sales of Single Family Homes.
        (1) Any sale of a single family home by its owner so
    
long as the following criteria are met:
            (a) The owner does not own or have a beneficial
        
interest in more than three single family homes at the time of the sale;
            (b) The owner or a member of his or her family
        
was the last current resident of the home;
            (c) The home is sold without the use in any
        
manner of the sales or rental facilities or services of any real estate broker or salesman, or of any employee or agent of any real estate broker or salesman;
            (d) The home is sold without the publication,
        
posting or mailing, after notice, of any advertisement or written notice in violation of paragraph (F) of Section 3-102.
        (2) This exemption does not apply to paragraph (F) of
    
Section 3-102.
    (B) Apartments. Rental of a housing accommodation in a building which contains housing accommodations for not more than 4 families living independently of each other, if the owner resides in one of the housing accommodations. This exemption does not apply to paragraph (F) of Section 3-102.
    (C) Private Rooms. Rental of a room or rooms in a private home by an owner if he or she or a member of his or her family resides therein or, while absent for a period of not more than twelve months, if he or she or a member of his or her family intends to return to reside therein.
    (D) Reasonable local, State, or Federal restrictions regarding the maximum number of occupants permitted to occupy a dwelling.
    (E) Religious Organizations. A religious organization, association, or society, or any nonprofit institution or organization operated, supervised or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious organization, association, or society, from limiting the sale, rental or occupancy of a dwelling which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference to such persons, unless membership in such religion is restricted on account of race, color, or national origin.
    (F) Sex. Restricting the rental of rooms in a housing accommodation to persons of one sex.
    (G) Persons Convicted of Drug-Related Offenses. Conduct against a person because such person has been convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction of the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance as defined in Section 102 of the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802).
    (H) Persons engaged in the business of furnishing appraisals of real property from taking into consideration factors other than those based on unlawful discrimination or familial status in furnishing appraisals.
    (H-1) The owner of an owner-occupied residential building with 4 or fewer units (including the unit in which the owner resides) from making decisions regarding whether to rent to a person based upon that person's sexual orientation.
    (I) Housing for Older Persons. No provision in this Article regarding familial status shall apply with respect to housing for older persons.
        (1) As used in this Section, "housing for older
    
persons" means housing:
            (a) provided under any State or Federal program
        
that the Department determines is specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons (as defined in the State or Federal program); or
            (b) intended for, and solely occupied by, persons
        
62 years of age or older; or
            (c) intended and operated for occupancy by
        
persons 55 years of age or older and:
                (i) at least 80% of the occupied units are
            
occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older;
                (ii) the housing facility or community
            
publishes and adheres to policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent required under this subdivision (c); and
                (iii) the housing facility or community
            
complies with rules adopted by the Department for verification of occupancy, which shall:
                    (aa) provide for verification by reliable
                
surveys and affidavits; and
                    (bb) include examples of the types of
                
policies and procedures relevant to a determination of compliance with the requirement of clause (ii).
        These surveys and affidavits shall be admissible in
    
administrative and judicial proceedings for the purposes of such verification.
        (2) Housing shall not fail to meet the requirements
    
for housing for older persons by reason of:
            (a) persons residing in such housing as of the
        
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989 who do not meet the age requirements of subsections (1)(b) or (c); provided, that new occupants of such housing meet the age requirements of subsections (1)(b) or (c) of this subsection; or
            (b) unoccupied units; provided, that such units
        
are reserved for occupancy by persons who meet the age requirements of subsections (1)(b) or (c) of this subsection.
        (3) (a) A person shall not be held personally liable
        
for monetary damages for a violation of this Article if the person reasonably relied, in good faith, on the application of the exemption under this subsection (I) relating to housing for older persons.
            (b) For the purposes of this item (3), a person
        
may show good faith reliance on the application of the exemption only by showing that:
                (i) the person has no actual knowledge that
            
the facility or community is not, or will not be, eligible for the exemption; and
                (ii) the facility or community has stated
            
formally, in writing, that the facility or community complies with the requirements for the exemption.
    (J) Child Sex Offender Refusal to Rent. Refusal of a child sex offender who owns and resides at residential real estate to rent any residential unit within the same building in which he or she resides to a person who is the parent or guardian of a child or children under 18 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 95-42, eff. 8-10-07; 95-820, eff. 1-1-09.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-565)
    Sec. 3-106. Exemptions. Nothing contained in Section 3-102 shall prohibit:
    (A) Private Sales of Single Family Homes.
        (1) Any sale of a single family home by its owner so
    
long as the following criteria are met:
            (a) The owner does not own or have a beneficial
        
interest in more than three single family homes at the time of the sale;
            (b) The owner or a member of his or her family
        
was the last current resident of the home;
            (c) The home is sold without the use in any
        
manner of the sales or rental facilities or services of any real estate broker or salesman, or of any employee or agent of any real estate broker or salesman;
            (d) The home is sold without the publication,
        
posting or mailing, after notice, of any advertisement or written notice in violation of paragraph (F) of Section 3-102.
        (2) This exemption does not apply to paragraph (F) of
    
Section 3-102.
    (B) Apartments. Rental of a housing accommodation in a building which contains housing accommodations for not more than 4 families living independently of each other, if the owner resides in one of the housing accommodations. This exemption does not apply to paragraph (F) of Section 3-102.
    (C) Private Rooms. Rental of a room or rooms in a private home by an owner if he or she or a member of his or her family resides therein or, while absent for a period of not more than twelve months, if he or she or a member of his or her family intends to return to reside therein.
    (D) Reasonable local, State, or Federal restrictions regarding the maximum number of occupants permitted to occupy a dwelling.
    (E) Religious Organizations. A religious organization, association, or society, or any nonprofit institution or organization operated, supervised or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious organization, association, or society, from limiting the sale, rental or occupancy of a dwelling which it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference to such persons, unless membership in such religion is restricted on account of race, color, or national origin.
    (F) Sex. Restricting the rental of rooms in a housing accommodation to persons of one sex.
    (G) Persons Convicted of Drug-Related Offenses. Conduct against a person because such person has been convicted by any court of competent jurisdiction of the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance as defined in Section 102 of the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802).
    (H) Persons engaged in the business of furnishing appraisals of real property from taking into consideration factors other than those based on unlawful discrimination or familial status in furnishing appraisals.
    (H-1) The owner of an owner-occupied residential building with 4 or fewer units (including the unit in which the owner resides) from making decisions regarding whether to rent to a person based upon that person's sexual orientation.
    (I) Housing for Older Persons. No provision in this Article regarding familial status shall apply with respect to housing for older persons.
        (1) As used in this Section, "housing for older
    
persons" means housing:
            (a) provided under any State or Federal program
        
that the Department determines is specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons (as defined in the State or Federal program); or
            (b) intended for, and solely occupied by, persons
        
62 years of age or older; or
            (c) intended and operated for occupancy by
        
persons 55 years of age or older and:
                (i) at least 80% of the occupied units are
            
occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older;
                (ii) the housing facility or community
            
publishes and adheres to policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent required under this subdivision (c); and
                (iii) the housing facility or community
            
complies with rules adopted by the Department for verification of occupancy, which shall:
                    (aa) provide for verification by reliable
                
surveys and affidavits; and
                    (bb) include examples of the types of
                
policies and procedures relevant to a determination of compliance with the requirement of clause (ii).
        These surveys and affidavits shall be admissible in
    
administrative and judicial proceedings for the purposes of such verification.
        (2) Housing shall not fail to meet the requirements
    
for housing for older persons by reason of:
            (a) persons residing in such housing as of the
        
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989 who do not meet the age requirements of subsections (1)(b) or (c); provided, that new occupants of such housing meet the age requirements of subsections (1)(b) or (c) of this subsection; or
            (b) unoccupied units; provided, that such units
        
are reserved for occupancy by persons who meet the age requirements of subsections (1)(b) or (c) of this subsection.
        (3) (a) A person shall not be held personally liable
        
for monetary damages for a violation of this Article if the person reasonably relied, in good faith, on the application of the exemption under this subsection (I) relating to housing for older persons.
            (b) For the purposes of this item (3), a person
        
may show good faith reliance on the application of the exemption only by showing that:
                (i) the person has no actual knowledge that
            
the facility or community is not, or will not be, eligible for the exemption; and
                (ii) the facility or community has stated
            
formally, in writing, that the facility or community complies with the requirements for the exemption.
    (J) Child Sex Offender Refusal to Rent. Refusal of a child sex offender who owns and resides at residential real estate to rent any residential unit within the same building in which he or she resides to a person who is the parent or guardian of a child or children under 18 years of age.
    (K) Arrest Records. Inquiry into or the use of an arrest record if the inquiry or use is otherwise authorized by State or federal law.
(Source: P.A. 101-565, eff. 1-1-20.)