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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 submit 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 with general questions about services or office hours.

Chicago Office

555 West Monroe Street, Suite 700

Chicago, IL 60661

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

(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.

Or, complete the online 'Contact IDHR' form to have your inquiry directed for response.


Attorney of the Day Line


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.​ Or complete the online 'Contact IDHR' form to have your question directed for response via email or phone.

Counselor of the Day Line


For questions about Employment & Public Accommodations Discrimination.

Contact IDHR and have your inquiry directed to the appropriate division.

Fair Housing Inquiries


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

Contact the Fair Housing Division via IDHR's Contact Form.

Read more about how to file a Fair Housing complaint.

Institute for Training & Development


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.

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. If you are party to an existing charge or case and would like to know more about Mediation Services, Contact IDHR.

Learn more about Mediation Services at IDHR.

FOIA Requests


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 Officer.

Access IDHR's online Media Kit.

Learn more about IDHR Communications and Outreach.