TSA PreCheck vs Global Entry in Chicago – Interview Locations & Airports


From the windy city? Waited in crappy airport security lines in O’hare?  You need find out about TSA PreCheck in Chicago or perhaps Global Entry interview locations in Chicago to make your life easier.

Scroll down…We listed out the interview locations for each below.

But in case you didn’t know:  Both TSA PreCheck and Global Entry were created to expedite the airport security process for low-risk passengers.

And before we get to the specifics:TSA PreCheck is available in Chicago

  • Global Entry has many more benefits
  • TSA PreCheck has many more interview locations


Through a few application processes, you can receive one (or both if you just apply for Global Entry) of these programs in order to speed up your time when catching your flight from O’hare.

Lets begin.

TSA PreCheck in Chicago

In an effort to provide low-risk travelers with an opportunity to by-pass excessively long security points in U.S. airports, TSA PreCheck was born. When an individual has qualified for TSA PreCheck, they are eligible to skip certain TSA security check points, while keeping on their shoes, jacket, and belt.

TSA PreCheck Sign at airportAlso, they are able to keep their laptop and 3-1-1 liquids (yes, liquids) in their carry-on.

There are over 3 million members of TSA PreCheck, with the TSA claiming that the average member spends 5 minutes or less in security lines.

Pretty Handy.

TSA PreCheck is provided by 16 airlines at 180+ airports domestically, including at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

For more information about TSA PreCheck take a look at our Ultimate Guide.

The TSA PreCheck application and intervew process is managed by the government’s Universal Enrollment website .  You can go right to the apply page here.

TSA PreCheck Chicago Interview Locations

Listed below are the 10 TSA PreCheck Locations within 50 miles of Chicago.

This is 9 more than Global Entry has, which is listed below as well.

For more information about TSA PreCheck Interview Locations around Chicago or across the United States, visit again, Universal Enrollment website and enter in your city.  We did the work for you below.


Hours of Operation


9801 W. Higgins Road

Suite 100

Rosemont, IL 60018-4722

Monday – Friday

8:30am – 5:00pm


2958 W. Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618-5859


9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

United Airlines

Willis Tower

233 S. Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606-7147

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm


179 W. Washington Street

Suite 201

Wells & Washington

Chicago, IL 60602-2307

Monday – Friday

10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Chicago Midway International Airport

5700 S. Cicero Avenue

Chicago, IL 60638-3831

Monday – Tuesday: 10:30am – 1:30pm, 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday – Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm


11 E. Adams Street

Suite 1005

Chicago, IL 60603-6317

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm


4701 Midlothian Tpk

Suite 2

Crestwood, IL 60445-1976

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm


200 Russell Street

Suite 110

Hammond, IN 46320-1825

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm


822 W. Jefferson Street

Joilet, IL 60435-7356

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm


6111 Harrison Street

Suite 125

Merrillville, IN 46410-2972

Monday – Thursday

10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

TSA PreCheck Airports in Chicago Area

TSA PreCheck is supported by airlines operating out of:

  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Global Entry in Chicago

Want even more than PreCheck?

Folks in Chicago can apply for Global Entry almost just as easily.

Citizens of the United States can apply for Global Entry, a program that allows for expedited entry into the U.S. following international travel.

Citizens of the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Panama, South Korea, Columbia, Singapore, and Mexican nationals are also eligible to enroll for the Global Entry program as well.

Once approved, members of Global Entry will experience accelerated entry processes when entering the U.S. through participating international airports, including Chicago O’Hare International Airport.


Global Entry Logo - What are you waiting for?

This means reduced Customs and Immigration wait times, no paperwork, and no processing lines.

Members of Global Entry are also have TSA PreCheck benefits included!

No extra application needed.

Nothing else to do.

You’ll get TSA PreCheck every time as long as you enter in your KTN on the back of your Global Entry card.

This is the main draw that Global Entry has over PreCheck.

Chicago Global Entry Interview Locations

There is only one location, listed below.

See the full list of interview locations.


Hours of Operation


Chicago O’Hare International Airport

10000 W. Bessie Coleman Drive
Terminal 5
Chicago, IL 60666

Monday – Friday

9:00AM – 8:00PM

Saturday – Sunday
9:00AM – 4:00PM

(773) 686-2800 x1500


O’Hare not necessary
If you live in Chicago you don’t HAVE to have your intervew in O’Hare.

You can always schedule it to coincide with another trip of at your destination airport or city too.


Now you have a bit more information about how Global Entry and TSA PreCheck in Chicago varies.

Aside from the benefits, where Global Entry comes out ahead, the main differences are the amount of interview locations.

Choose one soon! You will be on your way to expedited security screening in no time!

Have better information about your Global Entry or TSA PreCheck experiences in Chicago?  Let others know!


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