Department of Biological Sciences



Macomb, Illinois is accessible both by major interstates as well as Amtrak train. We are located approximately 90 minutes from both the Peoria International Airport (PIA) and Quad City International Airport (MLI). Enterprise provides car rental service in Macomb.

Parking on Campus: Most parking locations do not require a permit after 5 PM and on weekends. For more information, visit the Parking Services Visitor Parking page.

Amtrak: Macomb is served by twice-daily service to and from Chicago's Union Station via the Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg lines (part of the Illinois Service). The Macomb Amtrak station is conveniently located just across the street from the City Center Bus Station.

Bus Service: Bus service in Macomb is free and the routes can be found on the GoWest Website and live bus location tracking is available at

Taxi Service: The Macomb area is covered by S&G Taxi and Delivery Service, which is headquartered in the Amtrak Train Station building.


Hotel rooms have been blocked at:

Hotels will offer MEEC attendees special rates ranging from $89 to $112 before tax. For the Hampton Inn and Best Western, you will need to call to make a reservation to receive the discount.

Area accomodations list from the Macomb Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau


On-campus Dining:

Area eateries list from the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce.