Video Career Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers are Recommended for Graduating High School Students
STEM careers have become the "driving force" for the U.S. economy in recent years, therefore it is important that families encourage their children to pursue STEM educational opportunities to obtain the jobs of the future.

Website visitors can view YouTube STEM videos to see the importance of this field (view more).
United States Department of Justice Announces Findings of Investigation Into the Chicago Police Department
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about college scholarships and contests with January 2017 deadlines. Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
P.O. Box 707
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: 630-771-1707   Fax: 630-771-1708
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for January 2017
The ICDHR has recently launched discussion sessions to attempt to find solutions to this issue (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, gives some thoughts on the growing divide between Americans of all races in the United States.
Money for College: Scholarships With January 2017 Deadlines
Save The Date: 49th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration Dinner "We Are One" on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel
Join the ICDHR as we celebrate the 49th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our "Unity Dinner" (6:00 pm, raffle and general reception; 7:00 pm dinner). The theme of this event is "We Are One," a theme that addresses the divide that now exists throughout our nation.
ICDHR has partnered with the Motorola Solutions Foundation, selected police departments, youth serving agencies and youth in the Chicago metropolitan area in the "Youth and the Law Project."

The primary goal of this project is to teach youth how to interface with police on the streets. Given the divide between minority youth and police throughout the country, this is an important project in the Chicago metropolitian area since thousands of African-American and Hispanic males are approached by police on a weekly basis with negative results.

Find out how you or your organization can participate in this important project by contacting ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks at (630) 771-1707 or by email at
Recap: 17th Annual Northwest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration Dinner
Held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates Illinois
On Thursday, January 12, 2017 the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) celebrated the 49th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Chicago Marriott Northwest with a "Unity Dinner" event. The theme of this event was "We Are One."

Event Photos: coming soon via
Raffle Ticket Winners: Wednesday, January 25th
On Friday, January 13, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch summarizes the U.S. Department of Justice report on the Chicago Police Department's civil rights violations over the period of numerous years (view report).
ICDHR In The Community: Youth and the Law Project
Download / view Adobe PDF version of the ICDHR Supporters Report (Jan. - Nov. 2016)
ICDHR Supporters Report (January thru November 2016)
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Supporters report provides an update to individuals related to the current initiatives that the organization has been involved in over the last ten months.