Report Fraud

This is for anyone aware of or suspect the commission of fraud on transportation related projects funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation including fraud pertaining to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, contact IDOT’s Office of Quality Compliance & Review. Allegations may be reported by anyone including DOT employees, contractors, or the general public. OQCR's Hotline is open 24 hours a day. Extensive measures are taken to keep all information strictly confidential. Anonymous and non-anonymous reports are accepted by both the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Office of the Executive Inspector General. We prefer that you report the allegation with your name and contact information as this facilitates a quicker resolution in the event we require additional information. This is especially true if you email your report. Please help us stop fraud, waste, and abuse by reporting in one of the following methods.

Report to IDOT

Report To Federal Government

The US DOT Office of Inspector General (OIG) also maintains a Hotline to facilitate the reporting of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) programs or operations. You may report such allegations through the contact information listed below. Allegations may be reported by DOT employees, contractors, or the general public. OIG’s Hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is operated by a third party contractor.

  • U.S. DOT/OIG: Hotline Complaint Center&nbsp

  • Online: OIG Hotline Complaint Form 

  • Call: (800) 424-9071 (toll free)

  • Email to: hotline@oig.dot.gov 

  • Mail to: DOT Inspector General, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, West Bldg 7th Floor, Washington DC, 20590 

  • Contractors may also use the online FAR Disclosure Form to report criminal or civil violations in connection with a Federal contract.

USDOT/OIG:  Hotline Complaint Center

State of Illinois Employee Misconduct/Office of the Executive Inspector General

To report State of Illinois employee misconduct, please contact the Office Of The Executive Inspector General for the agencies of the Illinois Governor.

Complaints regarding allegations of misconduct, fraud, waste, etc. may be submitted to the OEIG by anyone. Complaints may be submitted anonymously.

To report to the Office of the Executive Inspector General, please do one of the following:

  • Call the OEIG's toll-free hotline at 866-814-1113
  • Contact the Office via telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at 888-261-2734
  • Mail a completed complaint form to:
    • Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor
      Attention:  Complaint Division
      69 West Washington, Suite 3400
      Chicago, Illinois 60602
  • Fax a completed complaint form to 312-814-5479
  • Visit the OEIG's Springfield or Chicago offices to obtain, complete, and submit a complaint form
If you file under certain provisions of the state and/or federal False Claims Acts, you may be eligible for a percentage of the proceeds (typically 15%-25%).

See 740 ILCS 175 for more information on the Illinois False Claims Act.

See 31 U.S.C. Sections 3729 through 3733, for the Federal False Claims Act.

State Employees are protected against retaliatory action

Whistle Blower Protection for State Employees

State of Illinois Employees are protected against retaliatory action when disclosing information about a public body, political activity, state agency, office, or another employee.   The full details of the Whistle Blower Protection provision are provided from the Office of Executive Inspector General. 

For the law, see Article 15 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act outlining Whistle Blower Protection.