Illinois Human Rights Act

State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) is sponsoring legislation that would ban discrimination based on someone's hairstyle.

A proposal calling for public schools to adopt curricula that would include information about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is advancing to the Illinois legislature. 

State Rep. Deborah Conroy taught religious education to Catholic public school students for 15 years. But the Villa Park Democrat is co-sponsoring this bill.

Facebook/Suburban Express

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced a lawsuit against the private bus company Suburban Express for alleged human rights violations.

Bus Company Could Face Big Fines

Dec 8, 2017
Suburban Express, via Yelp

The Illinois Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau is conducting an investigation into private bus company Suburban Express for possible violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act.

This comes after the company sent an email to customers over the weekend that said they would find “passengers like you. You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.”