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Illinois Medical
Illinois MD CTA.jpg
Location 430 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Coordinates 41°52′33″N 87°40′26″W / 41.875706°N 87.673932°W / 41.875706; -87.673932
Owned by Chicago Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Expressway median
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 22, 1958
Rebuilt 1998 (Damen entrance renovated), 2016-18 (Station Renovation)
Previous names Medical Center (1958–2006)
Passengers (2015) 1,026,606[1]Decrease 3% (CTA)
Rank 71 out of 143[a]
Preceding station   Chicago "L"   Following station
Forest Park Branch
toward O'Hare Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Blue Line
toward Forest Park

Illinois Medical District is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Blue Line's Forest Park branch. Prior to June 25, 2006, the station was known as Medical Center. As the name implies, it primarily serves the Illinois Medical District and Tri-Taylor neighborhood, but is also close to the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks sports teams.

Station Renovation[edit]

Project began in September 2016; construction will end in 2018.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground level Entrance/Exit, station building
Platform level
Southbound Blue Line toward Forest Park (Western)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line toward O'Hare (Racine)

Bus connections[edit]


  • 7 Harrison
  • 50 Damen
  • 126 Jackson
  • 157 Streeterville/Taylor

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ Due to possible double-counting of physically-connected stations, the CTA's official 2015 tally of stations was 146, but for ridership purposes reported having only 143 stations.


  1. ^ "Monthly Ridership Report – December 2015" (PDF). Chicago Transit Authority Ridership Analysis and Reporting. January 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Illinois Medical District (CTA) at Wikimedia Commons

View of the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway from the station.


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