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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Welcome to the Chicago Illini Center

With over 125,000 Illinois graduates in Chicagoland, there is a demand for news from campus, conveniently located programming and a clear desire to paint Chicago orange and blue!  There are eight Advancement staff at the Illini Center to serve our Chicago constituents and promote the University of Illinois in Chicago.  In addition to fundraising, meeting with alumni and donors and building corporate relationships, the Chicago office puts on annual events like Illini Day at Wrigley Field and the fall Illinois Luncheon. 

For University of Illinois colleagues visiting Chicago from campus, you are welcome to reserve our 39th floor conference room for donor meetings or as a place to work while in between appointments.  The conference room seats six comfortably. For your convenience, there is a conference phone, copier, fax and kitchenette also available for you to use.  Our offices are located at 200 South Wacker Drive, at the southwest corner of Wacker & Adams.  Conveniently located just across the Chicago River from Union Station, we are easily accessible not only from the suburbs and city, but from Champaign as well via Amtrak.  Please contact Jill Korblick at 312.575.7926 to reserve the space and make arrangements for building security passes for you and your guests.