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Insight Chicago directions (as of February 2009)

4636 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 201, Chicago, IL  60640

The front of the building has lettering saying "Bulldog Lock Co." We are using the meeting room of an office suite there that one of our stalwarts shares with colleagues.

Ravenswood is a confusing, confounding street with Metra tracks running down the middle of it.  We are located on the west side of the tracks and street between Leland & Wilson. The thing to remember is that in some places Ravenswood is one-way on one or both sides of it, in some cases there is no street on one side, and in many places it abruptly stops altogether. The west side of Ravenswood is a 2-way street from Montrose to Leland. From Lawrence to Leland, the west side of Ravenswood is southbound only. 

If coming from downtown I suggest taking LSD to Lawrence. Take Lawrence west to Ravenswood (about 1800 West). Turn left (south) just after going under the tracks, continue (going south) a block and a half to 4636 N. Ravenswood.  In the evening there is ample free street parking. To the left of the door, there is a directory with doorbells and a separate keypad to the left of that. The doorbell next to our name does not ring to anything in our suite, so the keypad is your only way in. The keypad code will be given to regular members.

The door will buzz, allowing you to open the door. Take the stairs to the second floor; we're the first suite you'll see at the top of the stairs.  Bathrooms are across the hall from the suite.

We will be meeting in the conference room of The Ravenswood Therapy Group, a psychotherapy practice. While the space has fairly good sound proofing, please be aware of your noise level as you enter the office and conference room.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. If you don't know the code, wait for somebody who does. We will check the door one last time a couple minutes before we begin.