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Contact IDHR

BEFORE YOU CONTACT IDHR

If you would like to report a possible instance of discrimination to IDHR, please complete a complaint form, also known as a Complainant Information Sheet (CIS), and submitt it to IDHR via mail or email.

You may access a CIS for Housing-Related instances of discrimination here; or, access a CIS for all other (non-housing related) concerns here.

See also the helpful information in our Frequently Asked Questions, to help guide your inquiry or outreach.

Office Locations

NOTE: IDHR's Chicago Office is not conducting in-person interviews or accepting unscheduled guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS) 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Contact IDHR via email with general questions about services or office hours. Or, find your service or division from the full list below. 

Chicago Office

555 West Monroe Street, Suite 700

Chicago, IL 60661

(312) 814-6200
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)

(312) 814-1436
(FAX - Administration)

(312) 814-6251
(FAX - Charge Processing)

Springfield Office

NEW ADDRESS, as of May 2022:

524 S. 2nd Street, Suite 300
Springfield, IL 62701

(217) 785-5100
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)
(217) 785-5106 (FAX)

IDHR's Chicago Office is not conducting in-person interviews or accepting unscheduled guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Security Measures at 555 West Monroe in Chicago: All visitors to the building are required to show a valid government-issued photo ID and pass through metal detectors; bags are searched by the Illinois State Police Protective Service Unit (PSU).

Where to begin?

If you are visiting IDHR's website to determine how to access services or find out which department to contact, explore helpful links on the IDHR "How Do I" page.

IDHR CONTACT LIST

Attorney of the Day Line

312-814-6262

For questions regarding the IL Human Rights Act, the Department's Rules and Regulations, or the operations of the Department's Legal Division. Attorneys cannot provide legal advice to the parties or the general public.​

Case Status Inquiry

312-814-4294

For information about the status of a pending charge.

Inquire via email for faster response.

Counselor of the Day Line

312-814-4320

For questions about Employment & Public Accommodations Discrimination.

Inquire with Counselor of the Day via email.

Fair Housing Inquiries

312-814-6229

For information about Fair Housing or to submit a housing discrimination complaint.

Contact the Fair Housing Division via email.

Read more about how to file a Fair Housing complaint.

Public Contracts Unit

312-814-2431

For Public Contractors or businesses seeking to become eligible bidders with a required IDHR Number.

Contact the Public Contracts Unit via email.

Be sure to first read instructions and Where-To-Begin steps on the PCU webpage.

Institute for Training & Development

312-814-2477

For trainings related to the IL Human Rights Act and workplace trends centered on or relating to issues of discrimination.

Learn more about the Institute and IDHR courses.

Contact the Institute via email.

Request a group training for 50 or more people.

Mediation Unit

 

For information about mediation or to schedule a mediation conference for a pending charge.

Learn more about Mediation Services at IDHR.

Contact the Mediation Unit via email.

FOIA Requests

312-814-6262

For official requests in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Find instructions and guidance before engaging a request under FOIA.

 

Media & Press Inquiries

 

Contact the IDHR Public Information lead.

Access IDHR's online Media Kit.

Learn more about IDHR Communications and Outreach.