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Lodging Allowance Rates

New Lodging Allowance Rates effective Feburary 1, 2024

Effective February 1, 2024, the State of Illinois has adopted the GSA lodging rates.

For travel through January 31, 2024

In-State Lodging Rate Maximums

The State of Illinois has negotiated rates with many hotels throughout Illinois that either meet or are less than the state maximum lodging allowance set by the Illinois Travel Regulation Council. Prior to reserving a hotel room, employees should review the Preferred Hotel Listing found on the Illinois Department of Central Management (CMS) website.

The negotiated rates are based on availability so make your reservations as far in advance as possible. If the state rate is not available on a hotel's online booking Web site, call the hotel, identify yourself as a University of Illinois employee and request the state rate. Proper identification as a state University employee may be required at check-in.

Please be advised: Some of the hotels listed on the CMS website will not make a reservation at the state allowable lodging rate. They will only honor this rate after the employee presents their university i-Card at check-in, thereby proving their status as a state of Illinois employee.

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

Out-of-State Lodging Rate Maximums

The Illinois Travel Regulation Council has established an out of state lodging rate maximum of $110.00, except for Washington, D.C. 

Chicago Metropolitan Area

Downstate Illinois

Out-of-State Lodging Rate Maximums

Last Updated: February 13, 2024

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