Hotel Accommodation

Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile
198 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL

King Suite: $179 plus tax
Double Suite: $209 plus tax

To receive the preferred group rate, reservations must made by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013. Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements by calling the hotel directly at 312-664-1100 or visit this website to make online reservations.


O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 35 minutes from downtown Chicago and conveniently located just 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is the world's busiest airports and home to 73 commercial, commuter and cargo carriers serving more than 210 nonstop and direct destinations worldwide.

Please visit this website for more detailed information on airport services and ground transportation.

Midway International Airport (MDW) - 25 minutes from downtown Chicago, Midway International Airport (MDW) offers a wide array of services to both business and leisure travelers. The airport is conveniently located just 10 miles southwest from downtown Chicago and is home to 12 airlines serving more than 90 domestic and international destinations. Midway is the nation’s premiere point-to-point, low-fare airport. Please visit this website for more detailed information on airport services and ground transportation.

Ground Transportation

Airport Express Continental Air - Scheduled van service to downtown. Booths located on the lower level of all terminals.

From O'Hare International Airport - Typical minimum charge from O'Hare (distance from hotel: 17 miles/35 minutes):

  • One-Way - $27 per person
  • Round Trip - $49 per person

From Midway International Airport - Typical minimum charge from Midway (distance from hotel: 13 miles/25 minutes):

  • One-Way - $22 per person
  • Round Trip - $39 per person

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) - CTA Blue Line trains connect O’Hare with downtown Chicago’s loop in 60 minutes and CTA Orange Line trains connect Midway with downtown in 30 minutes for only $2.25. Follow “Trains to City” signs from terminals to the rail station. Trains leave every five to 10 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes between 1 a.m. -5 a.m.

  • 312-836-7000 or 800-YOUR-CTA
  • Website

Taxi Service - Cabs are readily available on a first-come, first-serve basis from the lower level curbfront of O'Hare terminals and in front of the main terminal at Midway.

  • 212-829-4222 or 312-TAXI-CAB
  • Fares to or from O'Hare (approximately 30 min.) - $45
  • Fares to or from Midway (approximately 25 min.) - $35

Conference Planning Committee Members

Dr. Doug Brauer, Richland
   Community College
Jo Brownlie, Saginaw Valley
   State University
Cheryl Brunsmann, Southern
   Illinois University,
Chris Catanzarite, University of
   Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pam Collins, Eastern Illinois
Beth Craig, Eastern Illinois
Carol Davis, Spoon River
JoEllen Hickenbottom, Eastern
   Illinois University
Marita Metzke, Eastern
   Illinois University
Jon Neidy, Bradley University
Judy Wagenblast, Lincoln Land
   Community College