Transportation & Lodging

Itasca, IL

Eaglewood Resort & Spa
1401 Nordic Road Itasca, IL 60143

The City of Chicago covers an area of 60,000 hectares and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. At 190 km wide and 495 km long, it’s the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. The city is traversed by the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually.

As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America's heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.  Chicago is recognized across the United States as a very passionate sports town
and has more than 200 theaters, 7300 restaurants, 552 parks, 26 miles of lakefront and 15 miles of bathing beaches.
The average temperature in Itasca in July is 80°- 84°F.  Casual clothing is suggested. We also suggest bringing a sweater or jacket for sessions, as the rooms tend to be on the cool side.

Airport Information

Getting to Itasca is easy.  Itasca is approximately 20 minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 1 hour from Midway International Airport (MDW).

Driving Directions

From Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

  1. Take I-190 east toward Chicago.

  2. Take I-294 south to I-290 west.

  3. Take I-290 west to the US-20/Lake Street/I-355 exit (Exit #7) toward Joliet. This is the second route 20 exit! (Do not take the first route 20 exit #12 toward York Rd.)

  4. Keep right at the fork in the ramp.

  5. Turn right (west) onto Lake Street to Swift Road.

  6. Turn right (north) onto Swift Road and proceed 1/3 mile to the entrance of Eaglewood, which is on the left.

From Midway International Airport (MDW)

  1. Turn right onto Cicero Avenue (north) to I-55 south.

  2. Take I-55 south to I-355 north.

  3. Take I-355 north to the US-20/Lake Street exit.

  4. Follow the signs to Lake Street. Turn left (west) onto Lake Street to Swift Road.

  5. Turn right (north) onto Swift Road and proceed 1/3 mile to the entrance of Eaglewood, which is on the left.

Ride Share

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FASEB, and its officers, employees and agents assume no responsibility with respect to this service and accept no liabilities relative to the service 

Shuttle Services


O’Hare (ORD)

Midway (MDW)

Go Airport Express



Omega Shuttle



Rental Cars


O’Hare (ORD)

Midway (MDW)

Alamo Rent A Car



Budget Car Rental



Hertz Car Rental



Avis Car Rental




Offsite Accommodations

For those who choose to register as an “Off Site” Attendee (registration and meals only), it is your responsibility to make and pay for your own lodging arrangements. If you would like to arrange to stay at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa independently of FASEB, you may contact the hotel directly.

Below is a list of hotels in the Itasca area. Please Note: FASEB does not have a rate agreement with any of these hotels. The list is provided for information purposes only.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Elk Grove
Elk Grove Village at I-290
1160 W Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tel: 847-524-0455

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Chicago Wood Dale – Elk Grove
1200 N Mittel Boulevard
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Tel: 630-860-2900

Holiday Inn - Itasca
860 W. Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Tel: 630-773-2340

Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca
1150 North Arlington Heights Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Tel: 630-875-1400

Child and Family Care Resources

FASEB provides detailed information for each conference site on the Science Research Conference (SRC)  website and also provides venue information directly to each attendee. Although FASEB does not directly provide child care services, attendees are welcome to have guests (including spouses, children, nannies and babysitters) accompany them to the conference to provide such care. FASEB offers an alternative off-site registration fee at all conferences, to accommodate those with special family care needs (the off-site fee includes the conference and all meals but enables attendees to book their own accommodations). Both the FASEB and venue websites include information on nearby off-site accommodations that can assist attendees with locating licensed child care providers and daycare services. The venue management will also provide any assistance to attendees regarding child/family care issues or concerns.  Each attendee is also encouraged to contact FASEB with any special needs that they may have.

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