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Welcome to the website of the Illinois Department of Human Rights.  I hope that you find it helpful.

Collectively, our Agency has a very clear goal in mind—to make the Department a fairer, more responsive and more professional organization.

And, most importantly, to treat all those who look to our agency for assistance with dignity and respect.  We are working hard to achieve that goal every day.

I hope that if you feel you have been discriminated against or if you are responding to a charge of discrimination, you will find our office knowledgeable, timely and informative.

Our Agency is also responsible for the registration and issuance of the IDHR Employer Eligibility Number to entities that wish to do business with any agency, board, or commission of the State of Illinois.  To receive an IDHR eligible bidder number or to renew an IDHR number that is currently registered, access the Public Contracts Unit Vendor On-Line Registration page.   You may also submit an IDHR Employer Report Form (PC-1) via regular mail to receive and/or renew an IDHR number.   For more information, you may contact our Public Contracts Unit by Email.  

Our website includes forms, instructions and links to numerous other related websites as well as detailed information on how the discrimination charge process works.  In addition, you may contact one of our offices throughout Illinois: 

     Chicago:  (312)-814-6200
Springfield:  (217)-785-5100
       Marion:  (618)-993-7463
            TTY:  (866)-740-3953

Feel free to communicate directly with our office, whether relating your experience with an investigation or the ease of using this website.  We want your input.  You may email us directly at this link:  IDHR Inquiries

We look forward to serving you. 

Janice Glenn, Director
llinois Department of Human Rights