Getting to a meeting on Metra

It's easy for suburban members to attend ACM

In the past few years afternoon rush-hour traffic around Chicago has gotten more and more congested, not only outbound from the city but also coming in from the suburbs. Some members who work and live in the suburbs have confided that after a full workday they just can't face the ordeal of the expressway.

Fortunately, they don't have to. It's susprisingly easy for suburban members to get to and from our Chapter meetings by comfortable and reliable Metra trains. Just leave your car at the nearest suburban Metra stations, relax and read your ACM publications on the smooth train ride, and, depending on weather, either walk or take a CTA bus from the downtown station to our meeting.

The best thing about Metra for ACM members is the return schedule. As you know out meetings typically end by 8:00 P.M. That gives you just enough time to stroll over to the Metra station and board your departing train back to your car. Here are some of them:

Destinations Downtown Station Departure time
North shore suburbs: Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, . . .Ogilvie Transportation Center18:35
Northwest Suburbs: Park Ridge, Desplaines, Mount Prospect Arlington Heights, Barrington, . . .Ogilvie Transportation Center18:30
West suburbs: Oak Park, Elmhurst, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Geneva . . .Ogilvie Transportation Center18:40
North suburbs: Morton Grove, Glenview, Deerfield, Libertyville, . . .Union Station2 8:35
Southwest suburbs: Cicero, Berwyn, LaGrange, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Naperville . . .Union Station2 8:30
South suburbs: Harvey, Hazelcrest, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Matteson . . .Van Buren & Michigan38:22
West suburbs: Bensenville, Itasca, Schaumburg, Elgin, . . .Union Station2 8:30
1 - formerly Northwestern Station, Madison & Canal Streets
2 - Jackson & Canal Streets
3 - one block from our
Roosevelt University meeting location

To find the time for your inbound train as well as the location of your suburban station, check the Metra web site.