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

All Areas (except for District of Columbia)

$110.00

District of Columbia Only

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: November 7, 2014

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