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Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

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Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

My husband is headed to Chicago for work meetings and his Boss has invited myself and our son to tag along and play tourist in Chicago since we have never been there before.

He has us staying at the crowne plaza in Northbrook, which is outside of Chicago I believe. Is there public transit from Northbrook to downtown Chicago, like a Light Rail Transit or Subway ? If so is there parking in Northbrook or would be have to walk or cab it from the hotel to the station? Is the area safe or should we be back before nightfall?

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1. Re: Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

There is a train to Northbrook (www.metrarail,com, Milwaukee North line) but the Crowne Plaza is 4-5 miles away. You would be much better off staying at the Stsybridge Suites in north Glenview where you can walk to things, including the train. Northbrook is a very car-oriented town.

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2. Re: Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

Sorry, the hotel name is Staybridge Suites - it's part of the Holiday Inn group.

Canada
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3. Re: Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

Unfortunately my husbands boss is paying for the hotel and he has us at the Crowne Plaza. We would be wanting to travel into chicago on the Friday and the Satudary, how far of a drive is it to a subway line, and is there parking around those places. Do you know what folks mean when they talk about the Red Line?

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4. Re: Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

Red line information - transitchicago.com/riding_cta/…redline.aspx

That's a farther drive from Northbrook than the yellow line (Skokie) referenced in your other post.

Illinois
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5. Re: Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

BTW - you will take the yellow line train to the red line train (free transfer) to get downtown.

6. Re: Northbrook to downtown Chicago on Public Transit

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