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  1. Article number 1 - United Nations Day
  2. Article number 2 - IDHR Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  3. Article number 3 - Peace Day in Chicago
  4. Article number 4 - IDHR Annual Report
  5. Article number 5 - Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination
  •  United Nations Day

    United Nations Day

    October 24th has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.  UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter.  With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

  •  IDHR Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness

    IDHR Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    ​National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employmnet issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.  It is celebrated each year during the month of October.  A strong workforce is an inclusive workforce.

  •  Peace Day in Chicago

    Peace Day in Chicago

    ​The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on September 21st.  It was establsihed in 1981 and is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence.  

    In Chicago's Daley Plaza, IDHR employee Marian Honel read the Governor's Declaration of Peace. Pictured [Charles Kim, The Peace School and IDHR employee Marian Honel]

  •  IDHR Annual Report

    IDHR Annual Report

    ​IDHR has published its FY 2015 Annual Report, highlighting the work of the department throughout the previous fiscal year.  The report reflects efforts taken throughout the year to fulfill IDHR's mission to secure for all individuals within Illinois freedom from unlawful discrimination, as well as statewide trends in charges filed with the department.

    Read the Annual Report.

  •  Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination

    Illinois Scorecard on Discrimination

    ​IDHR has publicly released its interim report to Governor Bruce Rauner on a wide-raning study of statewide discrimination patterns and barriers to success.  While this historic study is entering its research phase, we continue to welcome new partners willing to contribute data, resources or perspective to this effort.

    Read the Press Release.

    Read the Interim Report.

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