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Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission of the City of Aurora seeks to further understanding within our community and to preserve recognized rights of residents of the city and those who interact within the community, particularly in the areas of equal employment, housing, and access to public services and facilities. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Commission.

The City of Aurora's Municipal Code Chapter 22 Human Rights Ordinance prohibits discrimination based on:

  • Race, Color, Religion, or Creed
  • National Origin or Ancestry
  • Gender, Age, Marital Status, Sexual Orientation
  • Physical or Mental Disability
  • Military Status

in the areas of:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Public services and facilities
  • Public accommodations
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Labor Organizations
  • Education

Who can file a complaint?

Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice or act as set forth in the City of Aurora's Municipal Code Chapter 22 Human Rights Ordinance may file a complaint with the Commission.

When must the complaint be filed?

Please complete a complaint form. Complaint forms are available here in English and Spanish. Please submit your completed form via email to HRC@aurora-il.org. If you prefer, you may mail or deliver your form in person to Human Relations Commission; 44 East Downer Place; Aurora, IL 60507.

Other Resources

You can download and share the Aurora Human Relations Commission Brochure. The State of Illinois also provides protections against discrimination. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, you may wish to visit State of Illinois Department of Human Rights for more information. Federal laws provide protection against discrimination for employees and job applicants under certain circumstances. Please visit The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for more information.

Working with the Commission

The Human Relations Commission works to educate people about their rights under the ordinance and to help promote harmonious relations within our community. We would welcome an opportunity to work with your local community groups to help your members and further our work. Please contact us to discuss how we might work with your group.

Contacting the Commission

You can call the Commission at 630-256-3007 or send email to HRC@aurora-il.org.

Attending a Commission Meeting

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings and bring to the Commission's attention any human relations problems, ideas or concerns. Meetings are typically held at 5:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month at City Hall. See the committee calendar for details. Agendas and minutes for past meetings are available.