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About the Commission

The Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes’ mission is to identify and uproot sources of discrimination and bias at the source, while assisting with the development of resources, training, and information that allow for a swift and efficient response to hate-motivated crimes and incidents.   

This mandate includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Working with community leaders, educators, religious leaders, social service agencies, elected officials, and the public to identify and uproot sources of discrimination and bias at the source.  
  • Partnering with local governments, law enforcement officials and prosecutors, educators, and community organizations by assisting with the development of resources, training, and information that allow for a swift and efficient response to hate[1]motivated crimes and incidents. 
  • Assisting educators throughout Illinois on issues concerning discrimination and hate, teaching acceptance, and embracing diversity at academic institutions.  
  • Ensuring that this State's laws addressing discrimination and hate[1]related violence are widely known and applied correctly to help eradicate and prevent crimes based on discrimination and intolerance.  
  • Making recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly for statutory and programmatic changes necessary to eliminate discrimination and hate-based violence.  
  • Helping implement recommendations by working with State agencies, the General Assembly, the business community, the social service community, and other organizations. 

Commission Composition

The fully-appointed CDHC consists of a chairperson and 20 additional members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commission is complemented by an Executive Director and other CDHC staff positions housed within the Illinois Department of Human Rights. 

Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes Meetings

​This committee provides public notice about the public meetings that it will hold on the dates that follow. Remote and virtual access via WebEx will be made available for public attendance.