So, I’ve heard from several sources that there are no rooms left for the ALA Conference at the hotels suggested on the ALA’s website. Yikes! I live in Chicago, but I have never stayed in a hotel here, and therefore I really don’t have any insights other than to check Hotels.com/Orbitz/whatever and pick something in downtown, Lincoln Park, Lakeview or Wrigleyville that is close to an “L” line. I thought I’d also make an appeal to my readers. If anyone knows of decent hotels in the area — either downtown or close to an “L” line — please post it to the ALA Conference Wiki. Or if you don’t want to join the wild world of wikis, feel free to comment on this post or email me and I’ll be glad to post it to the wiki myself. Chicago hotels downtown tend to be quite expensive and there aren’t as many rooms here as there are in Orlando. So if anyone can offer any advice to help those who are stuck without a room, please help get the word out.