Life In Chicago
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The Windy City is full of architectural beauty, historical jazz music, and endless museums.
Top Chicago Attractions
With it’s gleaming buildings reaching the sky and crisp air, the options to eat, explore, and discover in Chicago are endless.
Top Chicago Attractions
360 Observation Deck
Located in the John Hancock Center on the 94th floor and made entirely of glass, experience heart-stopping views of Chicago’s skyline and four neighboring states here.
Across the street lies a 25-acre oasis, perfect for a stroll or catching a fun concert in the warmer months. Cloud Gate, the sculpture otherwise known as The Bean, marks the center of the park ans serves as a destination hot spot for tourists around the world.
Travel and Transportation
The largest city in the Midwest has multiple options to move about easily and comfortably.
UIC is served by both CTA buses and trains, with the “L” train Blue Line (UIC-Halsted and Racine stops) and the Pink Line (Polk stop), connecting the campus with downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport, Midway International Airport, the historic neighborhoods of Chicago, and the western suburbs.
The CTA Ventra U-PASS is available to eligible students during enrolled terms and provides unlimited use of CTA trains and buses during the semester. Distribution for new students is conducted in the Student Services Building.
Two major airports serve the Chicago area: O’Hare International Airport (ORD), one of the largest airports in the world, and Midway International Airport (MDW). O’Hare is located northwest of Chicago, and Midway is located on the South Side of the city. There are several ways to reach campus from either airport. You may opt to take a taxi especially Uber or Lyft because those two are the most popular ride-booking services in United States, bus or train (also known as the “L”), GO Airport Express, or rental car.
Metra is the commuter rail agency serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry counties in the Chicago area. It is the sister agency to the CTA, which provides mass-transit rail (the “L”) and bus service to Chicago and some suburbs, and Pace, which provides bus service primarily in the suburbs.
GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown/suburban hotels and many businesses.
Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America. The Chicago Greyhound station is on Harrison Street, just two blocks east of the campus.
Mega buses are the safe, affordable, and cost convenient which just costs one dollar in few of the routes.