The Illinois Medical District (IMD) is located on Chicago’s Near West Side. It is a special zoning district that is one of the largest urban health care, educationally oriented, research and technology districts in the United States. This site has been associated with medical care since Cook County Hospital opened in 1876. An act of the Illinois General Assembly created the IMD in 1941. The IMD is bounded by Congress Parkway, Ashland Avenue, Oakley Boulevard, and the Union Pacific Railway. It is the country’s largest urban medical district.
The Illinois Medical District works in partnership with the City of Chicago, Cook County, the State of Illinois, and the private sector to make advances in medical science and biotechnology. It includes state-of-the art medical centers and hospitals, and a world class technology park. It is also home of the world’s most powerful magnet for use in magnetic resonance. The IMD is the ideal location for medical development and research in the Chicago area. For information on accommodations, including budget and discount hotels in Chicago near the Illinois Medical District, see our listings at EasyToBook.com.