Hotel and Travel

All program sessions of the State Funds Annual Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center. The Awards Reception and Dinner will be held at Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Phone: (847) 671-6350; Fax: (847) 671-5406
Toll-Free: (877) 337-5793
Hotel Reservations Deadline for CIC Rate: March 30, 2012
Room Rate: $119 single/double per night (includes Internet access)
This special rate is available from April 26, 2012, through May 3, 2012.
The Rosemont, Illinois hotel is located directly across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. A wealth of dining and entertainment options is within walking distance, and O’Hare International Airport is less than two miles away. Downtown Chicago, shopping malls, and family-friendly attractions are all within 15 miles from the upscale, full-service hotel.

To book your hotel reservations online at the CIC group rate, use CIC's hotel link.
Alternatively, you can book your reservation by calling 1-888-233-9527. When calling to make reservations, please provide the group name: "CIC Meeting" to receive the discounted conference rate. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The reservation deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012. After this date, reservations cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. CDT.
Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. CDT.
Self-parking at the Crowne Plaza is $5 per day under CIC's group rate.

Travel and Ground Transportation Information

Located less than two miles away from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, the Crowne Plaza offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The one-way fee for a taxi ride is estimated at $10.

Dress Guidelines

Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Conference. Business attire is suggested only for the Awards Reception and Dinner on Monday, April 30.

Spouses and Guests

Breakfast and lunch discussions are open to all registered participants. Spouses and guests are also welcome to participate in the Opening Reception on April 29 and the Awards Reception and Dinner on April 30. Please indicate their attendance on the registration form.

A separate Spouses and Guests Program is offered for Monday, April 30.