2016 Agency Tours for Congressional Staff


Please note, transportation to and from all tours is the responsibility of the attendee.

Department of Commerce/Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • University Technology Park at IIT
  • 3440 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60616

The University Technology Park is a university-government-private sector partnership consisting of a four-building complex, including the Technology Business Center, hosting a pharmaceutical company, university research labs, and the Idea Shop – a co-working and rapid-prototyping lab for students, the EDA/State funded incubator for life science and energy companies.

 Federal Aviation Administration

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • FAA Midway Air Traffic Control, 6200 South Laramie Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
  • FAA O’Hare Air Traffic Control, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL 60666
  • FAA Chicago Terminal Radar Approach Control Tower, 100 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Tours will take place at three locations across the city, three times a day.

The O’Hare Air Traffic Control Center is part of a $6.6 billion O’Hare Modernization Plan. Tour of Midway Air Traffic Control or visit the Chicago Terminal Radar Approach Control Tower which uses radar displays and radios to guide aircraft approaching and departing airports.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • FBI Main Office
  • 2111 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

Learn about the FBI’s history followed by several demonstrations by the Evidence Response Team, Regional Computer Forensics Lab (RCFL), Firearms Instructor, and Crisis Management, intelligence mission and SWAT.

General Services Administration

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • JCK Federal Building
  • 230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60604

GSA will host individual meetings with Congressional staff. They will discuss the portfolio of the state (or district). The meeting will include an in depth look at owned and leased properties, as well as upcoming leases in the area. There will also be a discussion about GSA’s outreach activities.

Naval Station Great Lakes

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Great Lakes Naval Base Visitor Center
  • 610 Farragut Ave, Great Lakes, IL 60088

The windshield tour of the installation will go through the main side of the base, housing, and the Recruit Training Command (boot camp) – which trains over 40,000 recruits annually.

United States Secret Service

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Chicago Field Office
  • 525 West Van Buren Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60607

The tour will begin with a brief history of the Secret Service followed by a description of the Chicago Field Office Structure and Protective and Investigative highlights. The remainder of the tour will include visits to the 24-hour command post, the evidence vault, and the polygraph suites. You will also learn about the duties of the Counterfeit Squad, Financial Crimes Squad, and the Task Force Squad.

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