Business Travel

Lodging Allowance Rates

In-State Lodging Rate Maximums

The State of Illinois has negotiated rates with many hotels throughout Illinois that are lower than the state maximum lodging allowance. Prior to reserving a room at the maximum allowance, employees should review the Preferred Hotel ListingLink opens new window found on the Illinois Department of Central Management (CMS) website.

Lodging reimbursement requires a receipt listing the per night room rate, not to exceed the maximum amounts listed below, and applicable taxes.

Proper identification as a State University employee may be required when making the reservation and at check-in.

Chicago Metropolitan Area

County of Cook
October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015
October 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014 $194.00
December 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 $132.00
March 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 $159.00
May 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015 $192.00
September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 $194.00
October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014
October 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013 $209.00
December 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 $128.00
March 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 $186.00
July 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014 $166.00
September 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 $209.00
Counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will $80.00

Downstate Illinois

Major Downstate Areas (Counties of Champaign, Kankakee, LaSalle, McLean, Macon, Madison, Peoria, Rock Island, St. Clair, Sangamon, Tazewell, and Winnebago) $70.00
Other Downstate Areas $60.00

Out-of-State Lodging Rate Maximums

Areas except for District of Columbia $110.00
District of Columbia (also the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland.)
October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015
October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 $222.00
November 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 $177.00
March 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015 $229.00
July 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015 $162.00
September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 $222.00
October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014
October 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013 $219.00
November 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 $184.00
March 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 $224.00
July 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014 $167.00
September 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 $219.00

Last Updated: September 24, 2014