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Location and Transportation

Location and Transportation

All of the Chicagoland area is at the fingertips of University Village residents due to its ideal location near a multitude of transportation options, from automobile and bus routes to commuter rail and air travel. This growing Chicago neighborhood, which also includes the popular Little Italy community, is situated within Chicago’s Near West Side. University Village encompasses UIC and is bordered by the expansive Illinois Medical District to the west, the Pilsen community to the south, and the Dan Ryan (I-90/94) and Eisenhower (I-290) Expressways to the east.

The neighborhood is a stone’s throw away from Downtown Chicago and has easy accessibility to its surrounding communities via several means of transport. University Village is situated merely minutes from a handful of highway networks, including the Eisenhower (I-290), the Stevenson (I-55), and the Dan Ryan and Kennedy Expressways (both I-90/94). All of these major arteries provide quick ground travel to Chicago’s airports, major attractions, big city conveniences and further main thoroughfares that wind throughout the city.

Public transportation

Public transportation is available through the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) countless bus and rail routes. CTA, the country’s second-largest public transportation system, offers two nearby routes. The #8 Halsted runs north south, while the #12 Roosevelt travels east west. Another option for bus travel is the Greyhound Bus Station, located just east of University Village on Harrison Street.

CTA’s commuter rail operates the Blue Line – UIC Halsted/Racine/Loomis, providing quick train transportation from 54th/Cermak to Forest Park, as well as a direct route to O’Hare International Airport. And its Orange Line – Halsted offers links to both the Loop and Midway International Airport. Metra rail service is also available within reach at the BNSF-Halsted Station, with the route stretching from Union Station Chicago to and from the suburb of Aurora.

For those traveling to and from the UIC campus, bus routes are available. The Intercampus Day and Night Bus Routes run Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., while the Weekend Intercampus Bus Route operates each weekend from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. UIC also affords the Semester Express Route, which runs Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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