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Statute Regarding Accessibility: Chapter 720, Act 630, section 1 (1991); Chapter 105, Act
5, section 14-6.02 (1991); Chapter 775, Act 30, section 3 (2002)
Locations Allowed: Full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of
all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars,
boats or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places,
places of public accommodation, amusement or resort and other places to which the general
public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and
applicable alike to all persons.
Statute Regarding Interference: 775 ILCS 30/4 (1991)
Interference Includes: Any person or persons, firm or corporation, or the agent of any
person or persons, firm or corporation who denies or interferes with admittance to or
enjoyment of the public facilities enumerated in section 3 of this Act 1 or otherwise interferes
with the rights of a totally or partially blind or otherwise disabled person under Section 3.
Statute Regarding Housing: 775 ILCS 5/3-104.1 (1984)
Housing Includes: All housing for sale or rent.
Identification Requirements: If such dog is wearing a harness and such person presents
credentials for inspection issued by a school for training guide dogs.
Trainers Allowed With Dogs: 775 ILCS 30/3 (2002) Same locations as trained dogs. The
person shall be fully liable for any damages done to the premises or facilities by the dog.
White Cane Law Statute: 625 ILCS 5/11-1004 (1995)
White Cane Law Proclamation: 775 ILCS 30/6 (1991) White Cane Safety Day to be
designated each year by Governor.
Killing or Injury to Dog: 740 ILCS 13/10 (2000) 510 ILCS 70/4.03 and 70/4.04 (2002)
Injuring or killing assistance animals prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully
or maliciously torture, mutilate, injure, disable, poison, or kill. Recoverable damages,
expenses, and attourney fees.
Penalties For Interference: Shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person personally
aggrieved by a discriminatory employment practice or a discriminatory housing practice
may, in addition to any other remedy available under applicable law, bring a court action for
damages resulting from such discriminatory employment practice or discriminatory housing
practice, for any order granting him employment, or for any other relief which the court may
Summary of Law: Illinois law guarantees a blind, deaf, or physically disabled person has the
legal right to be accompanied by a specially trained dog in harness in housing, all public
accommodations, and on all common carriers. No extra charge can be levied because of the
dog's presence, but the dog user is liable for any damage the dog might cause to the
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