*As of last month, it now costs $5 to travel to and from O'Hare airport via the train. Hello, tourist tax!
*Other CTA transit tracking apps - find out if a bus or train is forthcoming: http://www.transitchicago.com/apps/
*If you'll be coming to the hotel from the CTA Blue Line, note that there are three exits from the UIC Halsted station. To make sure you exit directly onto Halsted Street, look down the platform until you spot either the Sears Tower or the freeway signs to Indiana/Wisconsin. Walk in that direction all the way down the platform. The Halsted exit will have a ramp instead of stairs (easier for your suitcase). Here's a photo: http://tinyurl.com/