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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Illinois Department of Human Rights Releases Interim Report (Feb 2016) on Statewide Discrimination Study

from a press release 02/04/2016
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has publicly released its interim report to Governor Bruce Rauner on a wide-ranging study of statewide discrimination patterns and barriers to success. The study, Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination: Identifying Best Practices to Promote Diversity and Inclusion, will partner with over 125 statewide partners to develop recommendations on improving diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination throughout Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) to study and develop recommendations regarding best practices to prevent discrimination and promote diversity and inclusion in these areas:

  • Employment, both public and private, including recruitment, retention, and promotion of state employees and in state contracting;
  • Housing, including affordability, accessibility, segregation and homelessness;
  • Public accommodations and provision of government services and benefits;
  • Financial credit and access to financial services;
  • Education, including achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, or zip code;
  • Criminal justice, especially as a barrier to economic independence; and
  • Civic engagement.  
for The Discrimination Study, visit

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