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Directly across from the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and just over the bridge from Union Station, you can’t ask for a better location. Getting to the Illini Center by CTA or Metra couldn't be easier. The Center is located just two blocks from the Quincy Brown Line stop on the “el” train and is near several bus stops. For Metra users, Union Station is just across the river and Ogilvie Transportation Center is two blocks away. Union Station also services Amtrak trains. Lincolnland Express and Megabus make the Illini Center very attractive for meetings with out-of-town participants. For those who drive, the Center is easily accessible from Eisenhower Expressway (290) and Kennedy Expressway (90/94).

Driving Directions

From the west, follow the Eisenhower Expressway (290) east into town, where it becomes Congress Avenue. Exit Wacker Drive and follow the signs that read Upper Wacker Drive. You will be driving north. The Illini Center will be on your left just before Adams Street.

From the south, follow the Kennedy Expressway (90/94) west and exit on Monroe Street. Turn right (east) on Monroe and follow it to Wacker Drive and turn right (south). The Illini Center will be on your right just after Adams Street.

From the north, follow the Kennedy Expressway (90/94) south and exit on Jackson Street. Turn left (east) on Jackson and follow it to Wacker Drive and turn left (north). The Illini Center will be on your left just before Adams Street.

Public Transportation

The Center is located just two blocks from the Quincy brown line stop on the 'el' train and near several bus stops. For Metra users, Union Station is just across the river and Ogilvie Transportation Center is two blocks away. Union Station also services Amtrak trains, the Lincolnland Express and Megabus.



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Parking

Three convenient parking garages are located near the Center:

  • Willis (formerly Sears) Tower Self Park: entrance located on Adams Street
    between Franklin and Wells Streets.
  • Union Station Self Park: entrance located on Clinton Street between
    Jackson and Van Buren.
  • Interpark Self Park: entrance located on Wells & Franklin.