Venue & Hospitality
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, Illinois, 60062, USA
Conference Dates: August 04-06, 2014
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Directions from Chicago O'Hare International Airport
- Head South-East & take the slip road onto I-190 E (2.3 mi)
- Take exit 1C for I-294 N/Tollway towards Milwaukee (Toll road) & merge onto I-294 N (Toll road) (8.5 mi)
- Take the Willow Road exit & keep left at the fork, follow signs for Wheeling/Prospect Hgts (0.5 mi)
- Turn left onto Willow Rd & again turn left onto Sanders Rd (1.2 mi)
- Turn right onto Winkleman Rd & turn right, destination will be on the left (0.5mi)
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the USA, after New York City and Los Angeles. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called “Chicago land,” is the 27th most populous urban agglomeration in the world, the largest in the Great Lakes Megalopolis, and the third largest in the United States, home to an estimated 9.8 million people spread across the US states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States, after Los Angeles County, California.
Chicago was incorporated as a town in 1833, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, the city retains its status as a major hub for industry, telecommunications and infrastructure, with O’Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. In 2008, the city hosted 45.6 million domestic and overseas visitors. As of 2010, Chicago’s metropolitan area has the 4th largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) among world metropolitan areas.
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