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Local Transportation Information
Chicago (Region V) Training Facility

U.S. Department of Education
500 W. Madison, 15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661

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From I-90/94:

  • Take I-90/94 toward downtown Chicago.
  • Take the Monroe Street exit.
  • Follow Monroe Street to Canal. Monroe is a one-way street heading east.
  • Turn left onto S. Canal.
  • End at 500 W. Madison, which is at the corner of Madison and Canal.


Street parking is not available. There are parking lots in the area; fees average $22 daily.


O'Hare and Midway Airports service the Chicago metropolitan area. Buses, shuttle vans, and taxicabs at both airports will bring you into downtown Chicago and to the Chicago Regional Training Facility.


Amtrak trains arrive at Chicago's Union Station, which is approximately 5 blocks south of the regional training facility. Taxicabs and Chicago Transit Authority buses are available.


Metra trains are available for those traveling in the greater Chicagoland area. Trains arrive at one of four downtown Chicago stations: Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, LaSalle Street Station, and Millenium Station. Please see the website below for train schedules and fares. Our offices and regional training facility are in the same building as the Ogilvie Transportation Center.

Local Transit

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains are an inexpensive way to get to the regional training facility, as well as to and from both O'Hare and Midway Airports. See the CTA website for current fares, and use the trip planner to get directions to and from your starting location.


Local Hotels:

Important note: Due to the large number of participant requests for lodging information, we are offering the names and phone numbers of local hotels to assist you in making your travel arrangements. Our listings are not all-inclusive, and no endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education is implied.

All hotels listed are within a two-mile radius of the Chicago Regional Training Facility.

For additional resources, you may also wish to check the following sites:

Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

Chicago Area Map


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