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Upcoming Events

Introducing: "Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City"
The Chaddick Institute is proud to present our special transportation festival, running Sept 2014 - Early 2015. Please visit our new website for information regarding this special transportation festival.​

Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 11:30AM - 1PM
IALI/Chaddick Institute 4th Annual Lunch Lecture
This year's event will feature Michael G. Whitaker, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Please mark your calendars for this complimentary luncheon event and click here​ for more information. Email to register.

Thursday, October 30, 2014. 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Midway 35th ReBirthday Party: Symposium

This evening reception will feature a fast-moving program exploring Midway’s development, including a look back at the 1960s with Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, who started his career at Midway. We’ll introduce key figures in the airport’s evolution, as well as several “pilot historians” who have spent much of their careers documenting the airport’s significant past. We’ll close the evening with a cutting of a 35th “Rebirth Day” Cake. Guests can also enjoy our traveling exhibit, which will be put on display. Free. Click here​ for details. Email to register. DePaul Loop Campus, 14 E Jackson.​

Saturday, November 1, 10AM - 7:30PM
10th bi-Annual Chaddick Institute Study Trip
SPS students and alums are welcome to take part in this special Chaddick study trip, via minibus, to notable South Side neighborhoods. This event will feature prominent community-development sites in Hyde Park, an urban garden, a brief commemoration at Midway Airport, and a meeting with former Southwest Airlines CEO, Howard Putnam. We will leave downtown at 11:30am and return by 6:30pm.  Immediately following the tour there will be an optional dinner near campus. Cost: $15 (refundable through October 25). Email​ or call (312) 362-5731 to register or for more information.

Friday, November 21, 2014.  6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 
"Terminal Town" Celebratory Banquet
We invite you to our highly anticipated banquet as part of our special project, "Terminal Town: Celebrating 75 Years of Travel to the Windy City", at Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St.  Includes special video production to recognize leading figures in the construction and preservation of air, bus, and train terminals in the region. View banquet information.  Register for event. For additional information email:

Recent News

"Gaining Insight into GLMRIS: An Investigation of the Benefits & Costs of the Alternatives in the Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study" (PDF, 14 pages). Released February 6, 2014.

"Motoring into the Mainstream: Intercity Bus Service in the United States" (PDF, 16 pages). Part C of Technology in Intercity Travel Study 2013 Year-in-Review.  Released on January 14, 2014.