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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.

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 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.

Chicago Metropolitan Area

County of Cook

October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016
October 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015 $212.00
December 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016 $141.00
March 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016 $160.00
May 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016 $200.00
September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 $212.00
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
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, 2015 through September 30, 2016

October 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015

$222.00

November 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016

$179.00

March 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016

$226.00

July 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016

$174.00

September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016

$222.00

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

Last Updated: September 2, 2015

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