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Illinois Route 43
Harlem Avenue
Waukegan Road
IL 43 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT and CDOT
Length: 60.30 mi (97.04 km)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 30 in Frankfort
  I-80 in Tinley Park
US 6 in Orland Park
US 12 / US 20 in Bridgeview
I-55 in Summit
US 34 in Berwyn

I-290 / IL 110 (CKC) in Oak Park
I-90 in Chicago
US 14 / IL 58 in Morton Grove

I-94 in Northbrook
North end: US 41 / IL 120 in Park City
Location
Counties: Will, Cook, Lake
Highway system

Illinois state highway system
Illinois Tollway system

IL 41 US 45

Illinois Route 43 (IL 43) is a 60.30-mile-long (97.04 km) major north–south state road in the U.S. state of Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 30 (US 30) in Frankfort north to the large intersection of IL 120 (Belvidere Road) and US 41 (Skokie Highway) in Waukegan.

Route description

Illinois Route 43 in Bridgeview
Illinois Route 43 in Bridgeview, looking north.

Illinois 43 is called Waukegan Road for the first 20 miles (32 km) until its intersection with Oakton Street in Niles; it then follows that road west one block until it turns back south and remains Harlem Avenue for the duration. When Illinois Route 50 begins in Skokie and Illinois Route 171 begins in Chicago, It parallels those routes for much of the rest of its length. It enters, exits, and runs parallel to Chicago limits several times, passing through or parallel to Edison Park, Norwood Park, Dunning, Montclare, and Austin on the Northwest Side then Garfield Ridge and Clearing on the Southwest Side. Listed as 7200 West in the Chicago address system, it is one of seven state roads that travel through the city of Chicago.

History

Illinois 43 was originally part of what is now US 136 and IL 10 from Havana to Mason City. By 1935, Illinois 43 was moved to what is now Illinois Route 4 from Olive Township to Oraville. By 1964, Illinois 4 acquired all of Illinois 43. In 1967, Illinois Route 42A, which originally followed Waukegan Road and Harlem Avenue, was decommissioned and was replaced by Illinois 43.

In Deerfield, Route 43 is designated a Blue Star Memorial Highway.

Major intersections

County Location Mile Roads intersected Notes
WillCook
county line
Frankfort 0.00 0.00 US 30 / Lincoln Highway Harlem Avenue continues south
Tinley Park 3.1 5.0 I-80 – Joliet, Gary I-80 exit 148
Cook Orland ParkTinley Park line 6.6 10.6 US 6 (159th Street)
Palos Heights 11.7 18.8 IL 83 (119th Street, College Drive)
Worth 13.3 21.4 IL 7 south (Southwest Highway) Northern terminus of IL 7
Bridgeview 14.7 23.7
US 12 / US 20 (95th Street) to I-294
Interchange
Forest View 20.4 32.8 I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) I-55 exit 283
Lyons 21.6 34.8 Historic US 66 west (Joliet Road) Southern end of Historic US 66 concurrency
Riverside 22.1 35.6 US 34 west / Historic US 66 east (Ogden Avenue) Northern end of Historic US 66 concurrency; Eastern terminus of US 34
Forest Park 25.5 41.0
I-290 / IL 110 (CKC) (Eisenhower Expressway)
I-290 exit 21B
River Forest 27.9 44.9 IL 64 (North Avenue)
Chicago 31.0 49.9 IL 19 (Irving Park Road)
33.0 53.1 IL 72 west (Higgins Avenue) Eastern terminus of IL 72
33.1 53.3 I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) I-90 exit 81A
Niles 35.5 57.1 IL 21 north (Milwaukee Avenue) Southern terminus of IL 21
Morton Grove 37.0 59.5 US 14 east (Caldwell Avenue) Southern end of US 14 concurrency
37.3 60.0 US 14 west / IL 58 east (Dempster Street) Northern end of US 14 concurrency; southern end of IL 58 concurrency
38.3 61.6 IL 58 west (Golf Road, Evanston-Elgin Road) Northern end of IL 58 concurrency
Northbrook 44.5 71.6 IL 68 (Dundee Road)
45.0 72.4
I-94 west (Edens Spur) – Milwaukee
No direct access from I-94 west or to I-94 east
Lake Bannockburn 49.2 79.2 IL 22 (Half Day Road)
Lake Forest 52.1 83.8 IL 60 (Kennedy Road)
Lake Bluff 54.9 88.4 IL 176 (Rockland Road)
North Chicago 57.1 91.9 IL 137 (Buckley Road)
Park City 60.30 97.04 US 41 north (Skokie Highway) / IL 120 (Belvidere Road) – Grayslake IL 120: Southbound exit and northbound entrance; US 41: Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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