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Office Hours & Addresses  


Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS)  8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Intake Interviews:  Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
(No interviewing on Friday)
IDHR Website inquiries, comments or questions:

If your intention is to communicate a possible instance of discrimination for IDHR's response, we invite you to include a Complainant Information Sheet (CIS) with your 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 inform an inquiry about filing a charge.


    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)

 General Directions and Parking Information

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).



Attorney of the Day:  (312) 814-6262

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

Case Status Inquiry: E-MAIL

(312) 814-4294

For information about the status of a pending charge.

Freedom of Information Act Request

(312) 814-6262

Counselor of the Day:  (312) 814-4320

For questions about Employment & Public Accommodations Discrimination:  E-MAIL

Fair Housing Inquiries

(312) 814-6229

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

Mediation Unit


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

​Public Contractor Registration

Be sure to first read instructions and resources on our webpage for IDHR's Public Contracts Unit.

(312) 814-2431


PUBLIC CONTRACTORSHave you previously registered your business as an Eligible Bidder/Public Contractor with IDHR and you recently received an email from "Licenses and Permits"? 

This is an email inviting you to set up your account in the new Illinois Enterprise Licensing and Permitting portal for IDHR. Please visit our Public Contracts Unit page or view/download our User Guide to learn more. If your IDHR Number is current/valid, and you have not been notified of an upcoming renewal date, there is no deadline to establish your online account; yet we encourage vendors to follow the prompts in your email notification. With questions about this process, contact IDHR's Public Contracts Unit at

​Press Inquires:
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