International Joint Commission Sustainable Cities, Healthy Watersheds

Lodging & Directions

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has reserved hotel accommodations at the hotels listed below. Please refer to the "IJC Room Block" when you make your reservation. Although the deadlines have passed if rooms are available you can still get the IJC preferred rate.

Crowne Plaza Chicago Hotel (June 5-8, 2007)
733 West Madison
Chicago, Illinois 60661
312-602-2199 fax
Rate: $169.00 per night, plus 15.4% tax
Cut off deadline: Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Valet parking available at $35.00 per car per night (If Applicable)

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago opened July 2005! Luxury, Dynamic, Upscale and Trendy all rolled up in one, the Chicago Metro reflects the boldness and diversity of the great city. Located in the trendy West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, the Crowne Plaza is just blocks away from the Financial District, The United Center, Harpo Studios (Home of the Oprah Winfrey Show), The University of Illinois-Chicago Campus (UIC) and the Illinois Medical District.

Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC (June 5-8, 2007)
625 South Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-529-6080 fax
Rate: $173.00 per night, plus 15.4% tax
Cut off deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC, just one block south of Interstate 290, is removed from the congestion of Chicago's Loop, yet just minutes from downtown. The elegant, European-style hotel is within 1 block of University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University Medical Center. Complimentary shuttle service within a one-mile radius of the hotel.

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown (June 6-8, 2007)
506 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-583-4463 fax
Rate: $169.00 per night, plus 15.4% tax
Cut off deadline: Friday, May 11, 2007
Valet parking available at $30.00 per night (If Applicable)

Recently renovated boutique style Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago Downtown offers affordable rates, unbeatable value, and a warm friendly staff. The hotel is conveniently located in the bustling West Loop area. Just blocks away from the Sears Tower, Amtrak/Union Station, Greek Town, Little Italy, and University of Illinois Chicago Campus.

Dormitory rooms on the campus of UIC are available for US$75/night and may be reserved through our Registration page. These rooms also have internet connectivity for a modest fee. Deadline is May 18.

Directions to UIC

Student Center East
750 South Halsted
Chicago IL 60607-7011

By car

UIC is just west of the junction of three major expressways: the Eisenhower (I-290), Kennedy (I-90/94 Northwest), and Dan Ryan (I-90/94 Southeast). Several exits provide access to the campus: Ashland, Damen, Halsted, Harrison, Morgan, Racine, Roosevelt and Taylor. From downstate, both I-55 and I-57 feed into northwestbound I-90/94. Visit Mapquest for detailed driving directions.

Weekday Parking: While visiting the Office of Admissions on a weekday, parking is available at the parking structure located on S. Throop St., accessible from W. Harrison St., starting at $2.25 for the first half hour.

Weekend Parking: You will need to park at the Harrison Street Parking Structure on Harrison Street just east of Racine Avenue.

By public transportation (See Map)

UIC is served by several city bus and rail routes: the Blue Line O'Hare/Congress/Douglas rapid transit trains (U of I/Halsted, Racine, Medical Center, or Polk Street stops) and several bus lines including No. 60 Blue Island-26th Street, No. 8 Halsted, No. 9 Ashland, No. 7 Harrison, No. 12 Roosevelt, No. 126 Jackson, and No. 37 Taylor Street (Sedgwick).

For CTA route information, call 836-7000 from area codes (312), (708) or (815), or visit the CTA web site. The RTA web site may also be helpful. TTY users call: 1-800-439-2202.

By commuter train

Downtown terminals Northwestern and Union stations are linked to the southbound No. 60 bus on Clinton Avenue. From the Rock Island and Illinois Central terminals, take the southwest bound Blue Line O'Hare/Congress/Douglas L train. You may also walk to campus from the train stations or take the campus shuttle bus. Visit the Metra web site for train schedules and system maps.