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Old 08-25-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Do you think it would be unreasonable to go to school at UIC but live in Elburn, IL and commute daily?
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Using Metra and CTA trip planner, looks like a 2 hour trip. Metra from Elburn to Downtown. Then a 15 minute bus ride to UIC campus.
So only you can decide if it's unreasonable.
In non-rush hour, good weather,it may be faster by car.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Eisenhower is really a tough drive. The configuration is such that you really cannot expect anything over 25 mph at rush hour. I-88 is not much better.

Elburn is well over 50 miles from UIC. That makes for a total commute that is going to be nearly two hours. Leaving office at 5PM and not be home until nearly 7 is terrible wear and tear...
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Do you think it would be unreasonable to go to school at UIC but live in Elburn, IL and commute daily?
Yes.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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depends on how many days you are making the commute. If you can schedule your classes for 3 days, maybe it wouldn't be too bad. as a previous poster said, only you can decide. just know you are looking at a good 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the car..each way. Lots of people commute for their jobs, so, it is possible..would I want to..no!
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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If so, the best route would be to take the Metra. Even then that would still be quite the haul. Not the worst ever, but not the greatest either.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Apply to NIU in DeKalb. It will make your life much easier, and tuition might be a bit cheaper as well.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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It wouldn't bother me but try it out during rush hour first if you can and get a feel for it
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Brookfield, Illinois
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on the positive side, you could get a lot of homework done while riding Metra
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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I know you're probably looking for someone to co-sign your daily travel efforts - but honestly - is this your ONLY option...meaning that you can ONLY live in ELBURN or you can ONLY go to school/work at UIC?

In the best of travel times ( 2- 6 am ) you can reach UIC from Elburn in 90 minutes or so ( gotta obey the speed limits ) If you commute via Metra & CTA then you're looking at 2 hours +. The time you would lose each day from commuting will weigh you down.
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