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    The place in Chicago to meet, socialize and network with  colleagues from the international and domestic press, publicity, advertising, business, diplomatic and government worlds. 

  • IPCC is a non-profit, member-operated organization.

Reciprocity & Visitors

  • IPCC has reciprocity with most of the press clubs in the world. 

  • Visitors are always welcome. 

The IPCC Club Rooms   

                Join us for lunch any Wednesday at noon for

  • stimulating discussion 

  • good food and  drink  

  • the boisterous camaraderie that has made Chicago press clubs famous for over a century.


  • Executive Plaza Hotel, 71 E. Wacker Drive, ground floor. Enter the press club room via Florio's restaurant. (Mail should be sent to the club office, address shown below.)

              Executive Plaza Hotel, our club's home.

  • Special press club room rates are available at the Executive Plaza for IPCC members, members of reciprocal clubs, and their guests. The hotel is in the center of Chicago, overlooking the Chicago river, a few steps from Michigan Avenue or State Street.


  • Open for lunch every Wednesday, from 12:00 noon. 

  • Members receive a 10% discount on menu prices of food and beverages. 

  • Most meals are under $10.

  • The club room may be reserved at other times for press conferences, meetings and parties.

The Wendell L. Smith Memorial Round Table

Why lunch alone?

  • Join us around the Wendell L. Smith Memorial Round Table, where meeting other members and guests is not only easy, it's inevitable. 

  • Meet old friends, make new ones.


Informality is the order of the day, every day.

  • In the century-old tradition of Chicago press clubs, IPCC offers a mid-day sanctuary for the world-weary, solace for the stressed or shy,  a bistro for the bored, a bit of bonhomie for the beleaguered.  

The Sidney Reilly Society meets each Wednesday

Interested in history, espionage and intrigue?

  • After Wednesday lunch, the Sidney Reilly Society presents scholarly (and not-so-scholarly) toasts to notable personages from the life and times of Reilly, Ace of Spies. Occasionally the toasters may be ex-spooks themselves (or at least a bit spooky).

Visitors are always welcome

  • Non-members are welcome to visit the club before joining. 

  • No appointment or invitation is required. 

  • Just show up any Wednesday around noon and grab a chair .

  • The only requirements for visitors are: 

  • an open mind 

  • a sense of humor 

  • and an appetite.  

(Preferably in that order.)

Contact Information (e-mail preferred)

E-mail  (click the envelope):   
  Office  773  274-6215     Fax   773  274-5636   

  Office (postal address only):

                 International Press Club of Chicago
                    c/o Robert Manewith
                     2928 W. Coyle Ave.
                         Chicago IL 60645-2924