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Chicago Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 655-2101

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Metropolitan Lounge for First Class (sleeping car) passengers: features comfortable seating, an attendant, phone, self-service soft drink bar, baggage area and restroom. Open 8:30a to 9:00p daily.

Click below to download useful PDF files:
• Station layout
• Street map of downtown Chicago, courtesy Illinois DOT
• Regional map of Amtrak and Metra commuter rail routes, courtesy IDOT

To view points of interest, visitor resources, hotels and car rentals in list form, click one of the "balloon" icons below.

Listings appear only as a convenience, are subject to change without notice and do not constitute endorsement.

Station    24 points of interest   31 hotels   5 car rentals   3 visitor resources


thru May 10 Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (Exhibit)
Art Institute of Chicago
thru Apr 26 Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti (Display)
Field Museum of Natural History
thru Dec 16 Elevated Architecture-Chicago's South Side by El (Tour)
Chicago Architectural Foundation
thru Dec 16 Midwest Independent Film Festival (Film)
Century Centre Cinema
thru Jan 1, 2016 Into the Bat Caves of Kenya (Display)
Field Museum of Natural History
thru Jun 7 Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840 (Exhibit)
Art Institute of Chicago
Apr 5-8 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Apr 13-19 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Apr 25 Race to Wrigley 5k (Season)
Historic Wrigley Field
Apr 26 Chicagoland Railroadiana Show (Trains)
College of DuPage
Apr 27 - May 3 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
May 2 Polish Constitution Day Parade (Parade)
May 3 St. Jude Police Memorial March (Parade)
Museum Campus Dr and Solidarity Dr
May 6 UIC Spring Commencements (Academic)
University of Illinois-Chicago
May 11-17 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
May 17 13.1 Marathon (Running)
South Shore Cultural Center
May 23 Memorial Day Parade (Parade)
State Street from Lake to Van Buren
May 23 - Sep 5 Navy Pier Fireworks (Miscellaneous)
Navy Pier
May 24 Bike the Drive (Miscellaneous)
Grant Park
May 29-31 Chicago Gospel Music Festival (Festival)
Millennium Park
Jun 6-7 Native American Powwow (Festival)
Busse Woods Forest Preserve
Jun 11-16 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Jun 12-14 Chicago Blues Festival (Festival)
Grant Park (downtown Chicago)
Jun 17 - Aug 22 Grant Park Music Festival (Festival)
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Jun 19 Northwestern Spring Commencement (Academic)
Ryan Field
Jun 22-25 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Jul 3-12 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Jul 8-12 Taste of Chicago (Festival)
Grant Park
Jul 31 - Aug 2 Lollapalooza (Music)
Grant Park
Aug 6-13 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Aug 15-16 Chicago Air and Water Show (Show)
North Avenue Beach
Aug 18-23 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Aug 22 - Sep 1 Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival (Festival)
The Magnificent Mile
Aug 31 - Sep 6 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Sep 3-6 Chicago Jazz Festival (Festival)
Millenium Park and Chicago Cultural Center
Sep 18-27 Cubs homestand (Baseball)
Wrigley Field
Sep 27 Chicago Half Marathon and 5K run (Running)
Jackson Park
Oct 11 Bank of American Chicago Marathon (Running)
Grant Park
Oct 12 Columbus Day Parade (Parade)
State Street from Wacker to Van Buren
Oct 15-29 Chicago International Film Festival (Festival)
AMC Theater
Oct 18 St Charles Railroadiana Show and Sale (Trains)
Kane County Fairgrounds
Oct 23 - Nov 1 Chicago International Children's Film Festival (Film)
Facets Cinema
Nov 21 - Dec 31 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (Festival)
N. Michigan Avenue
Nov 26 McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Parade)
State Street

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Union Station Self Park 1000 spaces. On station grounds. 500 short-term, 500 long-term spaces available. Security on duty 24 hr. (312) 786-0111


Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach/Van Galder Bus
Connecting service to Rockford, IL; Beloit, WI; Janesville, WI; South Madison and Madison, WI.

Local Bus Chicago Transit Authority
(312) 836-7000

Light Rail CTA Elevated Railway ('the el')
(312) 836-7000

Commuter Rail Metra - BNSF, Heritage, SouthWest
Chicago Union Station (South Terminal)
(312) 836-7000

Metra - Milwaukee Dist., North Central
Chicago Union Station (North Terminal)
(312) 836-7000

Metra - Rock Island
La Salle Street Station - 7 blk SE (La Salle and Van Buren)
(312) 836-7000
Service to Joliet.

Metra - UP
Ogilvie Transportation Center - 3 blk N (former North Western Station)
(312) 836-7000
Service to points north and northwest.

South Shore Line
Randolph Street Station - 10 blk E (Michigan and Randolph Sts.)
Service to points south and southeast.

Intercity Bus
630 W Harrison St. - 4 blk SW
(312) 408-5980

Airport Chicago Midway - MDW
5700 S Cicero - 12.0 mi SW (Accessible by CTA Orange Line via Quincy station, 3 blk E)
(773) 838-0600

Chicago O'Hare International - ORD
10000 W O'Hare - 17.0 mi NW (Accessible by CTA Blue Line via Clinton station, 2 blk S)
$25 by taxi, $15 by limo.

Taxi Chicago City Taxi
(773) 980-0909

Mayflower Care Cabs
For passengers with special mobility requirements.

Shoreline Water Taxi
200 S Wacker Dr - 4 blk NW (Union Station/Willis Tower stop)
(312) 268-6066
Operates spring-fall. Stops include Michigan Ave., Navy Pier and Museum Complex.

Yellow Cab
(312) 829-4222


Chicago Tribune  •  www.tribune.com
WBBM (2, CBS)  •  www.cbs2chicago.com
WFLD (32, Fox)  •  www.foxchicago.com
WGN (9, CW)  •  wgntv.trb.com
WLS (7, ABC)  •  www.abc7chicago.com
WMAQ (5, NBC)  •  www.nbc5.com
Chicago Reader  •  www.chireader.com

Rep. Danny K. Davis
(D-IL, dist. 7)

2159 Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5006
Sen. Richard J. Durbin

711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152

Sen. Mark Kirk

524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2854

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Did you know...
"Here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the soft little cities," Carl Sandburg wrote of Chicago. And to this day, Chicago stands tall among American cities, especially in the importance of its modern architecture. Rebuilding from the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Chicago was the birthplace for the steel-frame skyscraper, and now claims the continent's tallest--the 110-story, 1,454-ft. Sears Tower. The Chicago River was largely responsible for Chicago's early settlement, following the discovery by French explorers Louis Joliet and Pere Jacques Marquette in 1673 that the river's arms reached nearly to the drainage basin of the Mississippi River system, forming a natural route for early trappers and traders. Chicago Union Station, completed in 1909, is the only surviving example of Chicago's great turn-of-the-century train stations. As the nation's railroad hub, Chicago once had six major rail stations: Central, Dearborn, Grand Central, LaSalle, North Western and Union.