Currently, there are six chapters. Please contact the chapter nearest you for further information.

The following list includes contact information, meeting times and locations for all the NFBI chapters. To make corrections or clarifications to this information, please contact the webmaster at the e-mail link below.

At Large Chapter

The At Large Chapter which is statewide chapter meets via teleconfrence on the first Sunday of each month at 7 PM. To join us, call 641-715-3273 and input code 6324 (NFBI). All are welcome! President Linda Hendle can be reached at or by phone at 630-912-2652.

Blackhawk Chapter

The Blackhawk Chapter, which is located in the Quad Cities area, meets on the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 PM. The meetings are held at Hope Creek, located at 4343 Kennedy Drive in East Moline.
Chapter  President Tori Clark can be reached at 309-373-2830 or at

Chicago Chapter

The Chicago chapter meets on the second Saturday of every month at the ExChequer Pub (226 South Wabash, in Chicago). The meeting time is 1:00 PM.
Chapter President Steve Hastalis can be contacted at

Ferris Wheel Chapter

The Ferris Wheel Chapter, based in Springfield, meets the first Saturday of every month (except July) at  1:00 PM. The meetings are held in the Carnegie Room South on the 1st floor at the Lincoln Library at  326 S. 7th Street in Springfield.
Chapter President Bill Reif can be contacted at or 217-801-2996.

Four Rivers Chapter

The Four Rivers Chapter meets on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 a.m. The meeting is held at Belleville Public Library located at 121 East Washington Street in downtown Belleville. This location is fully accessible and is served by several Metrobus lines. Parking is also available in a public lot west of the building as well as across the street.
Chapter President Brian Sumner can be contacted at or 618-236-6310.

Illinois Association of Blind Students (IABS)

Our student division is also a chapter of our Illinois affiliate. This chapter meets via teleconference on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 8 PM. Call 218-936-1200 input code 4227 (IABS). Emma Meyer can be contacted at or 815-735-4714.