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Notices

There will be road construction on the Dan Ryan Expressway I-90/94 beginning April 1st. If you're planning on driving to Chicago and will be taking the Dan Ryan, expect LONG delays. Plan ahead allow yourself enough time.

It is a law in Chicago that anyone who is talking on a cell phone while driving must be wearing a headset or earpiece. Be advised that if you talk on a phone without using a headset or earpiece you're doing so at your own risk.

Driving Directions to the Congress Hotel in Chicago

If you intend to stay at the hotel (see the Registration page for hotel details), listed below are driving directions to the hotel. For parking information or around-the-city driving directions (to and from UIC), check out the City of Chicago page.



From the South on the Dan Ryan Expressway - I-90/94: Exit at Congress Parkway downtown. Follow Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

From the North on the Kennedy Expressway - I-90/94: Follow to Congress Parkway East. Follow Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

From the West on the Eisenhower Expressway - I-290: Follow to Congress Parkway East to Michigan Avenue. Follow Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the corner.

Driving South on Lake Shore Drive - Route #41: Stay in right lane, exit at Randolph onto Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan Avenue and keep straight seven blocks to corner of Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the Southwest corner.

Driving North on Lake Shore Drive - Route #41: Stay in left lane, exit at Balbo onto State Street. Turn right on State Street and keep straight to the corner of Congress Parkway and State Street. Turn right onto Congress Parkway and drive just two blocks to Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the Southwest corner. These directions may seem overly complicated, but numerous one-way streets and limited unloading areas dictate these routes.

Driving North (or East) on the Stevenson - I-55: Stay on the Stevenson to Lake Shore Drive. Exit at Balbo onto State Street. Turn right on State Street and keep straight to the corner of Congress Parkway and State Street. Turn right onto Congress Parkway and drive just two blocks to Michigan Avenue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is on the Southwest corner. These directions may seem overly complicated, but numerous one-way streets and limited unloading areas dictate these routes.