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Notice

Please be advised that due to the current health situation, EEOC's Field Offices have temporarily stopped conducting in-person intake interviews. If you have previously scheduled in-person intake appointment, your appointment will be changed to a telephone interview. The office will not accept walk-ins at this time.

You are encouraged to visit the EEOC Public Portal (https://publicportal.eeoc.gov/) to schedule an intake appointment by telephone. The system can also be accessed by going directly to our website at https://www.eeoc.gov/.
 

If you are near a filing deadline (at least 180 days but generally 300 days) please call 1-800-669-4000.
 

For individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, you can reach EEOC by videophone at 1-844-234-5122. If you have a disability which prevents you from accessing the Public Portal or you otherwise have difficulty with accessing the portal, please call 1-800-669-4000.

 

Jurisdictional Area

The jurisdictional area represents the state, county or city in which an alleged incident of employment discrimination took place.

The Chicago District Office has jurisdiction over the States of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; and the State of Illinois Counties of Adams, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, Dekalb, DeWitt, Douglas, Dupage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, and Woodford.

Milwaukee Area Office

The Milwaukee Area Office has jurisdiction over the States of Iowa and Wisconsin.

Minneapolis Area Office

The Minneapolis Area Office has jurisdiction over the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Chicago District Office has jurisdiction over the entire State of Illinois except for 16 counties in the southwest portion of the state which are covered by the St. Louis District Office.