The Attorney Generalís Civil Rights Bureau protects the civil rights of all Illinois residents. The Bureau enforces civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination, works to strengthen the civil rights laws, and participates in community outreach programs. The Bureau also investigates complaints of patterns and practices of discrimination in housing, public accommodations, employment, and financial matters.
The Attorney General encourages individuals to contact her office to report hate crimes and instances of discrimination or harassment by calling her Civil Rights Hotline at
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Civil Rights Links and Documents:
Civil Rights Bureau Brochure
Civil Rights Bureau Brochure (Español)
Civil Rights Fact Sheet
Civil Rights Fact Sheet (Español)
Civil Rights Fact Sheet (Polish)
The Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Brochure
Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Ed Act
Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Ed Act FAQs
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
HUD's Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Office
Fair Housing Laws & Presidential Executive Orders
Illinois Human Rights Act
Civil Rights Bureau Contact Information
Civil Rights Bureau
Office of the Attorney General
James R. Thompson Center, 11th floor
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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