The Illinois Department of Human Rights can be contacted via:


  • Helpline: Call the State of Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Helpline at 877-236-7703* Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Helpline calls are answered by The Chicago Lighthouse Call Center pursuant to a contract with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Callers will learn their options for reporting sexual harassment and discrimination can be transferred to or request a call-back from an agency, or can file an anonymous report. Callers are also offered assistance with finding necessary resources, including legal and counseling assistance. Information given to the call center is confidential and not subject to disclosure through the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). *TTY users call the Helpline via 711.
  • By Office: 
    • Chicago Office

100 West Randolph Street

10th Floor

Intake Unit

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 814-6200
 (866) 740-3953 (TTY)

(312) 814-1436
 (FAX - Administration)

 (FAX - Charge Processing)

  • Springfield Office

535 West Jefferson Street
1st Floor
Intake Unit
 Springfield, IL 62702

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

  • Reporting (in the Private or Public Sector):You can report the instance of sexual harassment or discrimination and file a complaint with governmental entities. Where a person can report will depend on where the harassment or discrimination occurred. In some instances, a victim can report an incident to multiple governmental entities. Governmental entities have differing jurisdictions and authorities to address sexual harassment and discrimination.
    • Contact a Human Resources Department, Manager or Supervisor. Many employers and agencies have specific policies and processes in place to complain about and report sexual harassment and discriminatory treatment.

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