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General Travel Information

By Air:

Closest Major Airports –

St. Louis, MO (STL):  166 miles, 4 hours

O’Hare - Chicago, IL (ORD):  266 miles, 4.75 hours

Midway – Chicago, IL (MDW):  262 miles, 4.75 hours


Closest Regional Airports –

Burlington, IA (BRL):  26 miles, 42 minutes (Apx. $86 each way from Chicago)

Quincy, IL (UIN):  56.2 miles, 1.5 hours

Moline, IL (MLI):  118 miles, 2.5 hours

Peoria, IL (PIA):  125 miles, 2.5 hours

Springfield, IL (SPI):  161 miles, 3 hours

Bloomington, IL (BMI):  169 miles, 3.5 hours

*If flying in for the ceremony, a rental car would probably be best.


By Train/Rental Car:

Amtrak Routes, Stops, & Rental Car Information -

Chicago Union Station to Macomb, IL (MAC): 49.4 miles, 1.25 hours

Gentry Motor Co, 309.837.7777,


Chicago Union Station to Fort Madison, IA (FMD):  13.5 miles, 22 minutes

A McKoon Family Member can pick you up from this location – no car rental


Chicago Union Station to Quincy, IL (QCY):  56.2 miles, 1.5 hours &


*If travelling into Burlington, Fort Madison, Quincy, or Chicago – rides might be able to be provided by a member of the McKoon or Mathews Family

O’Hare Airport to Chicago Union Station via Public Transportation:

From O’Hare, take the blue line in the direction of Forest Park.  Get off at the Clinton stop (about a 50 minute ride).  Walk north on S Clinton St toward W Tilden St for 427 ft, Turn right at W Van Buren St for 387 ft, Turn left at S Canal St for 0.1 miles.  Union Station is on the right.

Midway Airport to Chicago Union Station via Public Transportation:
From Midway, take the orange line in the direction of the Loop.  Get off at the Quincy stop (about a 25 minute ride).  Head south on S Wells St toward W Jackson Blvd for 151 ft.  Turn right at W Jackson Blvd for 0.3 mi.  Turn right at S Canal St for 230 ft.  Union Station is on the left.  

Driving Directions

From the Chicagoland Area:  Take I-88W or I-80W (depending upon your location) to I-74 E.  Proceed to Hwy. 34W.  After crossing the Mississippi River into Iowa, turn left onto Hwy. 61S.  Cross the Fort Madison Bridge into Illinois.  At the stop sign, turn right onto Hwy. 96 S.  This will take you into Nauvoo, IL.  Turn right onto Wells St for Sts. Peter and Paul Church.  Continue on Hwy. 96S to get to Keokuk, IA, where the reception and hotel are.  In Hamilton, IL, take a right onto Hwy. 136W and cross the bridge into Keokuk, IA.  The Holiday Inn Express is straight ahead.

Important Addresses:

Sts. Peter and Paul Church - 190 N Wells, Nauvoo, IL

Meyers Courtyard – 629 Blondeau St, Keokuk, IA

Holiday Inn Express – 4th & Main St, Keokuk, IA

Paul & Rosie McKoon – For GPS:  Enter White St & Gavillet Dr, Nauvoo, IL; House with black shutters, red barn, Bud the dog, & horses

Mary McKoon (Katie’s Grandma) – 2150 Parley St, Nauvoo, IL