Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing Commission
The City will work to ensure all persons are free of discrimination based on the State of Illinois protected classes in housing and employment in the City.
Equal Opportunity in Employment & Housing
In accordance with the City of Macomb’s Affirmative Action Policy and Municipal Code, the City shall work to prevent discrimination in employment & housing within the City and private sector on the basis of:
- National Origin
- Citizenship status
- Order of protection status
- Marital status
- Familial status
- Physical or mental disability
- Arrest record
- Military status
- Sexual orientation
- Unfavorable discharge from military service
- Any other protected class
If you have a concern about unfair treatment in employment or housing, you may file a complaint in writing with the City Administrator within 30 days of the incident.
Complaint form available at www.cityofmacomb.com and in City Hall:
City Administrator and
Affirmative Action Officer
City of Macomb
232 E. Jackson Street, Macomb IL
All nine members of the commission must live in the City. Membership will be comprised of one member with housing-related expertise, one member of a minority group, one member from the local branch of the NAACP, one member from the ministerial alliance, and five at-large members appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.
Illinois Department of Human Rights
The Illinois Department of Human Rights handles discrimination claims with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations, and real estate transactions, in accordance with the Illinois Human Rights Act.
Federal Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
Prairie State Legal Services
Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those aged 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.