Illinois Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Illinois, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Illinois

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)

Chicago Office
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 10-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-6200
TDD: (312) 263-1579

Springfield Office
222 South College, Floor 1
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 785-5100
TDD: (217) 785-5125

Marion Office
2309 West Main Street
Suite 112
Intake Unit
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 993-7463
TTY: (866) 740-3953
Fax: (618) 993-7464

Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment ), age 40 and over, marital status, physical or mental handicap, military service or unfavorable military discharge.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Chicago District Office

500 West Madison Street
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 353-2713
TTY: (312) 353-2421

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
St. Louis District Office

Robert A. Young Building
1222 Spruce Street
Room 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Calumet City Area Office
1600 167th Street, Suite 12
Calumet City, IL 60409
Phone: (708) 891-3800
Fax: (708) 862-9659
North Aurora Area Office
365 Smoke Tree Plaza
North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: (630) 896-8700
Fax: (630) 892-2160
Chicago Area Office
701 Lee Street – Suite 950
Des Plains, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 803-4800
Fax: (847) 390-8220
Peoria Area Office
2918 W. Willows Knolls Road
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: (309) 671-7033
Fax: (309) 671-7326
Fairview Heights Area Office
11 Executive Drive, Suite 11
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Phone: (618) 632-8612
Fax: (618) 632-5712

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Phone (Toll-Free TeleServe number): (888) 337-7234
TDD: (800) 662-3943
Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: IDES operates the state’s unemployment insurance program, the Illinois employment service, job training and other special workforce development programs for the unemployed and underemployed, and matches employer labor needs with the skills of job seekers.

What Every Worker Should Know About Unemployment Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook
Tele-Serve Information (claims filing by telephone)

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Illinois Department of Labor
Fair Labor Standards Division

Chicago Area
Illinois Department of Labor
160 North LaSalle, Suite C-1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 793-2800 (General Information)

Springfield Area
Illinois Department of Labor
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Room 300
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 782-6206 (General Information)

Southern Illinois
Illinois Department of Labor
2309 West Main St.
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 993-7090 (General Information)

Web Address:

Frequently Asked Questions – Illinois Department of Labor
Laws Enforced
Contacts Directory
Complaint Forms (minimum wage/overtime; wage payment; child labor, etc. complaint forms)

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Chicago District Office

230 S. Dearborn Street
Room 412
Chicago, IL 60604-1761
Phone: (312) 596-7230
Fax: (312) 596-7251

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Springfield District Office

3161 W. White Oaks Drive
Suite 203Springfield, Illinois 62704
Phone:(217) 793-5028
Fax: (217) 492-4910

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
St. Louis District Office

1222 Spruce Street
Room 9.102B
St. Louis, MO 63103-2830
Phone: (314) 539-2706
Fax: (314) 539-2723
(Serves Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties)

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Illinois Industrial Commission
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 8-200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-6611
Toll-Free (statewide): (866) 352-3033
TDD: (312) 814-2959

Peoria office:
401 Main St, Suite 640
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-671-3019

Rockford office:
200 S Wyman
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815-987-7292

Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: The Industrial Commission is the state court for workers’ compensation cases. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of benefits paid by employers to workers who experience job-related injuries or diseases.

Handbook on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases
Telephone Directory

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Thought for the Week

"The masculine structure of the workplace — having men there for as many hours as [bosses] wanted — depends on the olden days, when men had someone at home who was taking care of all their needs. Definitions of fatherhood are changing, and definitions of motherhood are changing more quickly in our social worlds than they are in our work worlds."

–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

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from National Woman's Law Center

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  • Latinas’ share of high-wage jobs (defined as those in the 40 highest-paying jobs) is staggeringly low, at 3.1 percent

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