Classroom Locations


River Grove

8517 West Grand Avenue
Unit A (Classroom)
River Grove, Illinois 60171

We are located about eleven miles west of Downtown Chicago, 8517 West and about 2600 North, a little more than one block west of Cumberland Avenue (1st avenue is the same street as Cumberland and in River Grove it is called Thatcher Avenue). We are four miles north of the Eisenhower (290) Expressway (1st Avenue North Exit) and just over three miles south of the Kennedy (90) Expressway (Cumberland South exit). We are directly behind 8515 W. Grand Avenue which is a State Farm office and directly west of the River Grove Bowl.

Amenities:

  • Free parking - (first ten spaces from our building on EITHER side of the parking lot or in the abandoned Bowling Alley parking lot directly east of our lot and park toward the back nearer our building.
  • Free coffee - Classroom has free coffee, tea and filtered water service. In addition, a microwave and small fridge are available for your convenience. There are many fast food restaurants within two blocks to one mile of our facility.

Directions:

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Caution! - If you use MapQuest, you will be directed to turn on a street called Auxplains. THIS IS NOT CORRECT!

Kennedy Expressway - We are about 3.5 miles South of the Cumberland exit from I-94.

Eisenhower Expressway - We are 4 miles North of the First Avenue exit from I-290.

I-294 from northern suburbs - You should exit at Irving Park road East (BE CAREFUL: YOU MUST BE IN THE 2 EXTREME RIGHT LANES BEFORE IRVING PARK ROAD TO EXIT) and travel about 1.5 miles to Cumberland and turn right (Grand will be about 2 miles to the south).

(ALTERNATIVE: Exit Irving Park Rd West and immediately get to the left turn lane to turn left at Mannheim Ave then take Mannheim 2 miles South and turn LEFT (east) on Grand Ave and go 2 miles to our location which is on the South side of Grand avenue. Going this way eliminates the possibility of getting stuck behind a train at tracks located just north of Grand avenue).

I-294 from southern suburbs - You should exit I-290 West (toward Rockford) and then exit on 20 EAST (Lake street). If you take Lake Street east about 3.5 miles you will intersect First Avenue and should turn left heading north and travel about 3 miles to Grand avenue and then turn left.

(ALTERNATIVE: As you approach the Aurora ramp on 294, stay to the right and exit at Roosevelt Rd EAST (just past the Aurora I-88 ramp) and take Roosevelt to Mannheim Rd LEFT (about 2 miles west from 294 Exit). You will head North about 4.4 miles then take a RIGHT on Grand Ave and proceed 2 miles East to our location. This alternative avoids the ramp backup at 290 Rockford West as well as the normally heavy traffic on either Lake Street or North Avenue heading east.

I-88 AND 355 from SouthWest suburbs (Naperville, Aurora) - Take I-88 East and Exit 355 North (this goes a little slow, but moves). Take 355 North until it ends and then move onto the I-290 going EAST for about 5 miles taking the York Rd EXIT (be ready to move over to the extreme right to make this exit) and then turn Right at the light (heading North) and travel about 3 miles until you get to Grand Avenue. Turn Right at Grand Ave (heading East) and take it all the way to our location (about 5 miles).

NOTE: DO NOT TAKE I-290 EAST BEYOND THE YORK RD EXIT. (OR NORTH AVE/LAKE STREET IF YOU MISS YORK) ON A WEEKDAY OR YOU WILL SIT FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES TRYING TO EXIT AT 1ST AVENUE.

GOING HOME AFTER CLASS: - Reverse the route you took for going North on I-294. To go South on I-294 we recommend taking 1st Avenue to I-290 West until you see the signs for 294 South (there is no easy or quick way back to 294 South in weekday rush hour).

To return to 355 and/or I-88 we strongly recommend Grand Avenue West about 7 miles until you get to Lake Street (Route 20). You will not turn onto Lake St but rather be in one of the two left lanes (BUT NOT THE LEFT TURN LANE) and go straight, it is an entrance ramp that will take you to I-290 West toward ROCKFORD. After entering I-290 West, get over to the right lane after a couple of miles as you will see signs to Exit onto 355 South up ahead; just follow the exit and it will take you all the way South to I-80 or you can exit to I-88 East or West, as you may require.

Public Transportation:

TRAIN SERVICE AT CONVENIENT TIMES IS AVALABLE TO OUR RIVER GROVE LOCATION ON WEEKDAYS ON THE METRA MILWAUKEE ROAD WEST LINE. WE ARE ONE BLOCK SOUTH AND 1.5 BLOCKS WEST OF THE RIVER GROVE TRAIN STATION.

CHECK ALSO FOR BUS SERVICE AND SCHEDULES THAT DROP AT OR NEAR 1ST AND GRAND AVENUES

Elmhurst/Oak Brook

OAKHURST OFFICE CENTER
909 South Route 83 (Kingery Hwy)
Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL 60126

NOTE: DO NOT USE GPS, IT DOES NOT WORK. INSTEAD USE DIRECTIONS BELOW OR GOOGLE DIRECTIONS AND MAPS click here for google map

Turn at Riverside Drive to East side of Route 83 and take frontage road about 3 blocks south to 909 south (a two story brick office building).

ONLY 2.3 MILES NORTH OF OAKBROOK MALL ON ROUTE 83.

First floor, front entrance turn left at hallway go to Suite 100. NOTE: For ALL weekend classes, use side entrance on North side of the building

Amenities:

This Fixed classroom facility will comfortable accommodate 48 students. If you have any questions on a week day about this location you can contact our office at 847-455-1130. Pease refer to the amenities and directions offered, below:

  • Free parking - Huge lot with plentiful parking surrounds this office building. No parking where there are reserved signs and NO PARKING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING. Parking is also allowed on the east side of frontage road in front of the building.
  • Free coffee -Classroom has coffee/break area with free coffee available. Cold or room temperature water bottles are available for $1 (please bring exact change to purchase water bottles). A microwave and refrigerator are available for student use so feel free to bring your own lunch or beverages.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE COOPERATE:

  • WEEKDAYS (M-F) PARK ONLY IN REAR OF BUILDING
  • WEEKEND (SAT/SUN) PARK ANYWHERE EXCEPT SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING

OUR CLOSEST ENTRANCE IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

Directions:

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From The Southwest (Naperville/Aurora): Take I-88 East and Exit Right onto MIDWEST Rd and proceed about one mile to Roosevelt Road right to Kingery Highway (Route 83) North, then turn Right at Riverside Drive and then a hard right for Frontage Road. Proceed to 909 South (a two story brick office building).

From The South or Far South Suburbs: Take I-294 North to Roosevelt Road West (alternative is Exit Ogden Avenue West) and proceed to Kingery Highway (Route 83) North, then turn Right at Riverside Drive and then a hard right for Frontage Road. Proceed to 909 South (a two story brick office building).

From East/Downtown Chicago: Take I-290 West and Exit Roosevelt Road heading West (veer toward 294 Indiana and stay to the right lane taking ramp to Roosevelt Road). Exit Roosevelt Road onto Route 83 North and drive about 1 mile North, then turn Right at Riverside Drive and then a hard right for Frontage Road. Proceed to 909 South (a two story brick office building).

From the North: One alternative is to take Route 83 South, then turn Left at Riverside Drive and then a hard right for Frontage Road. Proceed to 909 South (a two story brick office building).

Alternative: Take 355 South to I-88 EAST and Exit Right onto MIDWEST Rd and proceed about one mile to Roosevelt Road right to Kingery Highway (Route 83) North, then turn Right at Riverside Drive and then a hard right for Frontage Road. Proceed to 909 South (a two story brick office building).

Downtown Chicago- NEW LOCATION

Club Quarters Hotel - Central Loop
3rd Floor, The Clark Room
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Amenities:

  • Parking - Seek local parking garages if you plan on driving.
  • There are many close by food and drink establishments including the Elephant Castle restaurant on premises in the hotel as well as a Starbuck's just east of the hotel and a Potbelly's just to the west, both on Adams Street.

Directions:

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The facility is located in downtown Chicago near the corner of Clark and Adams Streets. Please investigate your own transportation alternatives and make certain you get to the location at least 15 minutes before class starts so you can be in your seat and ready for instruction at the class start time.

Schaumburg

Wingate by Wyndham
50 Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Meeting Room is to the right of the front desk upon entering front of hotel.

Amenities:

  • Free parking is available on the property location
  • Free beverage service is available with ice water in the classroom. Coffee and Tea are available to students in the breakfast area. However, breakfast and/or breakfast food IS NOT INCLUDED but is available at the front desk of the hotel for a nominal extra fee.

Directions:

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NOTE: Remington Road is an east/west street available off of Roselle Rd. (to the West) located one light North of Golf Rd and a few blocks South of I-90.

From The North::Get to Route 53 North and Exit at Higgins Road (Route 72) heading West (Right) a few miles until Roselle Rd, take a Right turn going North until you get to Remington Rd and turn Right. Hotel is on your left.

ALTERNATIVE:Take Route 22 east or west to 60 (ELA RD) south to highway 14 (Northwest HWY) LEFT HEADED Southeast to Baldwin Rd Right a short distance to Roselle Rd and turn left to go South on Roselle to Remington Rd then left.

ALTERNATIVE:From the far North Suburbs take Route 83 South to Route 53 South to the Jane Adams Toll Rd (I-90) West to Roselle Rd Exit and turn Left to Roselle than Left onto Remington Rd.

From the Northwest:Take the Jane Adams Too Road East and Exit at Route 59 South to Golf Rd (left-headed east) and take Golf all the way east to Roselle, turn left and then right at Remington Rd.

From The South:Take 355 until it ends and then stay on Route 53 North (which is same as I-290 to Rockford) until the Higgins Rd (Rte 72) exit and take a left a few miles to Roselle Rd and then Right and then Left at Remington.

From East/Downtown Chicago:Take I-90 West and Exit at Roselle Rd (left) to Remington Rd left.

Tinley Park

Wingate by Wyndham
18421 North Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL, 60447

The meeting room is located to the right of the front desk and down the hallway when you use the main hotel entrance.

Amenities:

  • Free parking is available on the property location
  • Free beverage service, coffee and water are available in the classroom. Tea is available to students in the breakfast area. However, breakfast and/or breakfast food IS NOT INCLUDED but is available at the front desk of the hotel for a nominal extra fee.

Directions:

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From The North: Take either I-57 South or 294 South to I-80 West to Harlem Avenue Exit North, get over to the left immediately and turn left at the light onto 183rd Street, then turn left on the second street which is North Creek Drive and proceed south to the hotel.

From the West: Take I-80 East to Harlem Avenue Exit North, get to the left lane immediately and turn left at the light onto 183rd Street, then turn left on the second street which is North Creek Drive and proceed south to the hotel.

From the Northwest:Take I-88 east to 355 South to I-80 East to Harlem Avenue Exit North, get over to the left immediately and turn left at the light onto 183rd Street, then turn left on the second street which is North Creek Drive and proceed south to the hotel.

From The South:Take I-57 North to I-80 West and exit Harlem Avenue Exit North, get over to the left immediately and turn left at the light onto 183rd Street, then turn left on the second street which is North Creek Drive and proceed south to the hotel.

Rockford

New Location starting in January of 2018
Hilton Garden Inn Rockford
7675 Walton Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Upon entering the hotel proceed to the front desk to learn the meeting room location for the class.

Amenities:

  • Free parking is available on the property location

Directions:

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The Hilton is located immediately West of I-90 on Route 20 (State St). Simply go South on School Bell Rd from State Street and make a quick left and follow the winding service road (Walton) to the east until you arrive at the hotel parking lot.

From the South: take I-39 North to I-90 West to Business 20 Exit west and then a left on School Bell Rd.

Bloomington/Normal

Courtyard by Marriot
310 Greenbriar Drive
Normal, IL 61761

Upon entering the hotel proceed to the front desk to learn the meeting room location for the class.

Amenities:

  • Free parking is available on the property location
  • Coffee and Drinking water are available in class.

Directions:

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The Courtyard is located by taking EXIT # 167 of I-55 and taking Verterans Parkway to Fort Jesse Road and turn left onto Greenbriar Drive and then a right turn into the hotel parking lot. The hotel is next door to the Walmart Center.The Courtyard is located by taking EXIT # 167 of I-55 and taking Verterans Parkway to Fort Jesse Road and turn left onto Greenbriar Drive and then a right turn into the hotel parking lot. The hotel is next door to the Walmart Center.

Naperville/Warrenville (until end of December 2017)

Hyatt House Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville
27554 Maecliff Drive
Warrenville, IL 60555

Upon entering the hotel proceed to the front desk to learn the meeting room location for the class.

Amenities:

  • Free parking is available on the property location
  • Coffee is available in class.

Directions:

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Exit I-88 at Winfield Road and travel a block north to Ferry Road proceeding east to Maecliff Drive and turn left. The Hyatt House is located at 27554 Maecliff Drive, Warrenville, IL 60555, at the rear of the parking area and is the building to the right.

Naperville/Aurora (as of January 2018)

Naperville Public Library 95th Street Library
3015 Cedar Glade Road
Naperville, IL 60564

Upon entering the Library (which opens at 9:00 AM) proceed to meeting room (ask at the library desk if necessary for classroom location.

Amenities:

  • Free parking is available on the property location.
  • No beverages or snacks available, please bring your own.

Directions:

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Exit I-88 at Route 59 and proceed south to 95th Street then turn left heading east about one block and library is to your right.