Letter of Transmittal

Illinois Advisory Committee to 
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Members of the Commission
Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson
Cruz Reynoso, Vice Chairperson
Jennifer C. Braceras
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Peter N. Kirsanow
Elsie M. Meeks
Abigail Thernstrom
Russell G. Redenbaugh

Les Jin, Staff Director

The Illinois Advisory Committee submits this report, Arab and Muslim Civil Rights Issues in the Chicago Metropolitan Area Post-September 11, as part of its responsibility to advise the Commission on civil rights issues within the state. The report was unanimously adopted by the Advisory Committee by a 160 vote.

This report contains information received by the Illinois Advisory Committee at a community forum held in Chicago on June 17 and 18, 2002. The Advisory Committee is indebted to the individuals who testified at the public meeting for their time and expertise and to the staff of the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, for the preparation of this report.

The Advisory Committee understands the Commission is charged to study and collect information relating to denials of the equal protection of the law, and trusts the Commission and the public will find the material in this report informative.

Respectfully,

James E. Scales, Chairperson
Illinois Advisory Committee