Commission on Human Rights Meetings & Commissioners

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Human Rights Commissioners

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights is an eleven member board appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, subject to the advice and consent of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Human Rights Commissioners must be residents of Cook County, and may not be employed by Cook County government during their term. Human Rights Commissioners serve a renewable three-year term without financial compensation.

Appointees to the Cook County Commission of Human Rights have a strong commitment to, and involvement in, issues related to civil rights and/or fair compensation for labor. They are committed to making Cook County a better place to live and work.

  • Jack Block
  • Dr. Simone Griffin
  • Michael Lapinski
  • Gia Orr, Vice Chair
  • Amber Smock
  • Sufyan Sohel, Chair
  • Rev. Richard L. Tolliver

Meetings of the Commission

Regular Meetings of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights are held on the second Thursday of every other month (unless designated otherwise). The meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at 69 W. Washington Street, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602.

Meetings of the Commission are open to the public and include time for members of the public to provide the Commission with written and/or oral comments. If you need any other assistance to attend, please contact the Commission at least 72 hours prior to the date of the scheduled meeting at 312.603.1100 (voice) or 312.603.1101 (TT/TDD).

Next Meeting

Public Notice of Cancellation June 6, 2024 Meeting

Meeting Agenda | June 6, 2024

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Previous Meeting

Public Notice of April 25, 2024 Meeting

Meeting Agenda | April 25, 2024

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes March 14, 2024

Meeting Minutes January 18, 2024

Meeting Minutes November 30, 2023

Meeting Minutes October 5, 2023

Meeting Minutes September 7, 2023

Meeting Minutes July 13, 2023

Meeting Minutes June 1, 2023

Meeting Minutes April 20, 2023

Meeting Minutes March 2, 2023

Meeting Minutes January 19, 2023

Meeting Minutes November 10, 2022

Meeting Minutes September 15, 2022

Meeting Minutes July 21, 2022

Meeting Minutes May 26, 2022

Meeting Minutes March 31, 2022

Meeting Minutes February 3, 2022

Meeting Minutes December 9, 2021

Meeting Minutes October 7, 2021

Meeting Minutes August 19, 2021

Meeting Minutes June 10, 2021

Meeting Minutes April 15, 2021


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Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed