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The Union League Club is a private club that AALL uses for some of its Board and Committee meetings. It has an established dress code that is strictly adhered to which is noted below. The per nite room rate from Sunday to Thursday is $130 (includes tax) and for Friday and Saturday is $120. If interested contact:

Paul Palmateer directly at 312-435-4573 or
You will need to advise Paul that you are with AALL Professional Development Program 1 in order to reserve a room. The Union League Club of Chicago is a members only club and will not accept your reservation. You will need to speak directly with Paul Palmateer.


The dress code is waived in the Main Lobby and on the elevators when an individual is arriving or departing the Club. The following rules and guidelines are applicable to members and their guests at all times:

  1. BUSINESS DRESS ATTIRE - Business dress attire is required in all dining rooms, meeting rooms, lounges, and in the library Monday through Friday and after 5:00 pm on Saturday.

  2. CASUAL ATTIRE - Casual attire is permitted in the following areas at the following times:

    The Main Lobby:

    7 days a week, 24 hours a day

    Rendezvous and Carvery:

    7 days a week, Blue jeans on Saturday and Sunday only


    7 days a week, 24 hours a day

    Entire Clubhouse:

    Saturdays before 5:00 pm; Sundays and Holidays all day

    Athletic Department:

    7 days a week, 24 hours a day. (Members and guests in athletic attire are allowed to use the southwest elevator but must use the service entrance.)


    a) Business dress attire
    (for ladies and gentlemen, 14 years of age and older) is defined as either business suits or sport coats and slacks with collared shirts and neckties; ladies are required to wear dresses, suits, pantsuits, or blazers and slacks in good taste.

    b) Casual attire is defined as collared shirt and slacks without a tie or jacket for men, and similar attire for women. The following are not considered either neat or appropriate attire in the Clubhouse, other than in the Athletic Department and are specifically prohibited: overalls , T-shirts, trading jackets, work clothes, cut-offs, sweatshirts or shirts without collars, denim jackets, blue jeans (except on weekends), and shorts (except on small children).

    c) Athletic attire is not acceptable in any area of the Clubhouse other than Athletic Department which includes the Barbershop, the staff entrance on Federal Street and the service elevator between the staff entrance and the Athletic Department. Members in athletic attire shall use the staff entrance, the service elevator, or the south west elevator in the lobby,
    1. to transit directly to the athletic Department after they produce identification and register as required by the security guard, and
    2. to exit the Clubhouse.