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Career Connections

Directions and Campus Map

The Career Advancement Center is located on Lake Forest College’s South Campus in Buchanan Hall.  When arriving on campus, take Sheridan Rd. south and turn right onto Maplewood Rd.  Buchanan Hall will be on your left just past the Sports Center parking lot.

Arriving by Plane

O’Hare International Airport
Chicago, Illinois
26 Miles to Lake Forest

Midway International Airport
Chicago, Illinois
42 Miles to Lake Forest

Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
54 Miles to Lake Forest

Arriving by Car

Lake Forest College is conveniently located in Lake Forest, Illinois which is only 30 miles north of Downtown Chicago.   

Driving Directions to Lake Forest College.

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Arriving by Train

To reach Lake Forest from Chicago you will need to get to the Ogilvie Transportation Center where the METRA commuter train boards. The Ogilvie Transportation Center is located three long blocks north of Union Station at 500 West Madison Street, at the intersection of Madison and Canal Streets.

Visit METRA Online for train schedules. A one-way ticket from Chicago to Lake Forest costs approximately $5.

Hotel and Lodging

Below you can find hotels that offer exclusive deals for Lake Forest College guests.

Hotel Information and Deals

Local Dining

Lake Forest and it’s surround communities offer a broad range of dining experiences.  Below you can find more information on restaurants in the area.  A Yelp review of these restaurants have been provided for your convenience. 

Yelp Reviews