The following list offers a selection of the many banks in the Chicago area. Visit their websites to find convenient locations and pricing information to choose the bank that best fits your needs.

Bank of America
Chase Bank
MB Financial
Midwest Bank

Post Offices

Full-service post offices are located throughout the Chicago area. The following locations are located nearest to SAIC. Here you can purchase packaging materials, stamps, and mail letters and packages. Visit the U.S. Postal Service website for pricing information, hours, and locations that fit your needs.

Jewler's Row Post Office
5 S. Wabash Ave.

Loop Post Office
211 S. Clark St.

State and National Government Offices

Chicago Passport Agency
230 S. Dearborn St., 18th floor

If you are a U.S. citizen traveling within 14 days, you can make an appointment at the Chicago Passport Agency to have a passport made, renewed, or updated. Remember to bring your passport photos and proof of identification with you. You must call ahead to schedule an appointment before visiting.

U.S. Passports
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Passport Services/Customer Service, designates many post offices, clerks of court, public libraries, and other state, county, township, and municipal government offices to accept passport applications on its behalf. Allow adequate time for your passport application to be approved and make sure to bring your passport photos and appropriate identification with you to the passport application facility. A number of area post offices will process passport applications. Check the State Department’s website for convenient locations.

U.S. Customs and Immigration

101 W. Congress Pkwy.
By appointment only

Secretary of State Facility

State Identification and Driver's License Facility
100 W. Randolph St.

69 W. Washington Ave., Concourse

Come here to get an Illinois state identification card and/or driver’s license. If you are renewing an Illinois state driver’s license or state identification card, there is an “express” location at 69 West Washington Street. To avoid long lines, try to arrive when the facility opens for business in the morning.

Social Security Office

77 W. Jackson St., #300

In most cases, you will need a U.S. Social Security number to be employed in the U.S. If you are eligible, you can apply for a Social Security card and number here.