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Now That I'm Here . . .

Even with the law on your side, sometimes getting a foot in the door is only half the issue.

Here are some time-tested ways to get your — and the ADA's — way. We take suggestions for new topics, too, and are eager to hear from people with more creative or more effective solutions than ours. Let us know your pet peeves — barriers that you are having trouble getting around. If we don't already have the answer, we'll do some research for you. If you need help finding other resources, call us at (312) 444-9484.

Good luck! Keep up the good work. And please, stay in touch! We want to hear from you.


Common structural barriers (and how to take action against them) :

Where to turn for help in Illinois :

Enforcement/Technical Assistance Architectural

GO Illinois Attorney General — 100 West Randolph, Chicago 60601 / 312/814 3000 v; 312/814 3374 tty

Architectural & Civil Rights

GO Great Lakes Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center — 800/949 4232 v/tty

Civil Rights

GO Illinois Dept. of Human Rights — 100 West Randolph, Chicago 60601 / 312/814 6200 v; 312/263 1579 tty

GO Cook Co. Commsn. on Human Rights — 126 N Clark, Chicago 60602 / 312/443 3456 v; 312/443 5255 tty

GO Chicago Commsn. on Human Relations — 510 Peshtigo Court, Chicago 60611 / 312/744 4111 v; 312/744 1088 tty

Technical Assistance

Mayor's Office for People w/ Disabilities Architectural Services Division — 121 N LaSalle, Chicago 60602 / 312/744 4441 v; 312/744 4964 tty

GO Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois — Springfield, IL 62701 / 800/433 8848 v/tty

GO Access Living (CIL for City of Chicago) — 614 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago 60607 / 312/253 7000 v; 312/253 7002 tty

GO Progress CIL (CIL for Cook County) — Forest Park, IL 60130 / 708/524 0600 v; 708/524 0690 tty

To locate other CILs in Illinois, call 800/233 3425 v/tty.


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