The Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to attend our 13th Annual Conference. We'll be in Chicago, IL from July 5th through July 9th, 2017. We hope you'll expand your visit prior to and following the conference to experience what Chicago has to offer you.
Over the coming months, we'll add to this page with things to do, places to go, and sights/sites to see. So keep coming back!
River Casino Des Plaines
Located just 2 miles from the Crowne Plaza hotel at 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. In addition to a full casino, there are also a number of dining choices available. Click here to view their website.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago Mall
Located right across the street from the Crowne Plaza hotel. Fashion Outlets of Chicago features Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth Outlet, and Forever 21 as the anchor stores along with many other local and national outlets. There is a large food court with a wide variety of choices plus a Villagio Italian full service restaurant. Other great stores include Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Bose, Burberry, Coach, DKNY and many more. Click here to view their website.
MB Financial Park
MB Financial Park is a short walk from the hotel. There you'll find a variety of food and entertainment options.
A few of these restaurants even have Happy Hour Specials!
You can download the brochure for MB Financial park for easy reference.
The hotel is adjacent to MB Financial Park.
More Area Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants in the surrounding area. These can be easily reached via a quick cab ride (or a quick drive if you'll have a car). Some can also be reached by walking a few blocks. You can download and print the below PDF for handy viewing at the conference.
Area Grocery Stores
If you'd like to visit a grocery store to pick up snacks and drinks to keep in your room, you're covered! There are plenty to choose from in the area. Unfortunately, they aren't within walking distance, but if you have a car, a friend with a car, or are willing to take a cab ride, you should have an easy time reaching these locations. You can download and print the below PDF for handy viewing at the conference.
The hotel does not have self-laundry service. If you want to wash some clothes while you're at the conference, you can go to a laundromat. If you don't have a car, you'll need to take a cab, Uber, or Lyft. These are not within walking distance. You can download and print a PDF for handy viewing at the conference.