O’Hare Shuttle: Van Galder Bus Company (Coach USA) offers 18 daily shuttles from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Rockford and 27 daily shuttles from Rockford to O'Hare. www.govangalder.com
Car Rental: Generally, car rental rates in Rockford are lower than in Chicago. Take the O’Hare shuttle to pick up and return your car in Rockford.
Tips & Gratuities: American tipping customs are very different from those in other countries, and are very subjective. Many entry-level hospitality employees receive less than minimum wage and rely upon tips. Here are some guidelines.
Credit Cards: The most commonly accepted credit cards in the American Midwest are MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
Foreign Currency Exchanges:
International Phone Cards: May be purchased at most discount stores (such as Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart) and many convenience stores (gasoline stations).