Federal Building
Federal Building's Information
Type: Federal and City Government
Rating: 1 Star
Location: 2843 The Loop
Fame: NA
Atmosphere: NA
Owner(s): Government
Manager(s): N/A
Employee(s): Brigid, appointed official(s)/Mayor

General Information

The Federal Building in downtown Chicago houses numerous Federal agencies and local City Hall, one to the west and the other to the east, respectively. The following Federal offices can be found in the western wing: U.S. Marshall Office, Bureau of Human-Fey Relations, I.R.S., Social Security, Immigration (I.N.S), and Environmental Protection Agency. In the east wing the following City offices can be found: Department of Animal Control, Health and Welfare, Legal Services, and Public Works. The Major's office is located near the lobby Entrance.

Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Closed all State and Federal Holidays
Weekends and after-hours: Minimal services offered


A long lobby extends out behind the front wall of the building: the outer wall large windows and the inner wall filled with desks, counters, and security doors. Black and white checkerboard marble tile covers the floor in one foot squares, while columns rise up every dozen feet along the walls.

The Federal Building is a bit of a misnomer, since the offices comprise the local City Hall on the east side and the United States offices on the other. To access either, one first must pass through the metal detectors, pass by the security guards, and pass the scrutinizing eyes of the receptionists.

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