Illinois Route 43 Information

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Illinois Route 43 marker

Illinois Route 43
Harlem Avenue
Waukegan Road
Route information
Maintained by IDOT and CDOT
Length60.30 mi [2] (97.04 km)
Existed1967 [1]–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
Counties Will, Cook, Lake
Highway system
IL 41 US 45

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

Route description

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. It's listed as 7200 West in the Chicago address system. It is one of seven state roads that travel through the city of Chicago.


Illinois Route 42A originally ran on Waukegan Road and Harlem Avenue along modern-day Illinois 43. It was extended north to Highland Park in 1937 before being dropped for Illinois 43 in 1967. [1]

The original Illinois 43 is a current section of Illinois Route 4 from Marine to Murphysboro.

In Deerfield, Route 43 is designated a Blue Star Memorial Highway. [3]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [4]kmDestinationsNotes
county line
Frankfort0.000.00 US 30 / Lincoln Highway Harlem Avenue continues south
Tinley Park3.15.0 I-80 – Joliet, GaryI-80 exit 148
Cook Orland ParkTinley Park line6.610.6 US 6 ( 159th Street)
Palos Heights11.718.8 IL 83 (119th Street, College Drive)
Worth13.321.4 IL 7 south (Southwest Highway)Northern terminus of IL 7
Bridgeview14.723.7 US 12 / US 20 ( 95th Street, Grant Highway)interchange
Forest View20.432.8 I-55 (Stevenson Expressway)I-55 exit 283
Lyons21.634.8 Historic US 66 west (Joliet Road, Will Rogers Highway)Southern end of Historic US 66 concurrency
Riverside22.135.6 US 34 west (Walter Payton Memorial Highway) / Historic US 66 east ( Ogden Avenue, Will Rogers Highway)Northern end of Historic US 66 concurrency; Eastern terminus of US 34
Forest Park25.541.0
I-290 / IL 110 (CKC) (Eisenhower Expressway)
I-290 exit 21B
River Forest27.944.9 IL 64 ( North Avenue)
Chicago31.049.9 IL 19 (Irving Park Road)
33.053.1 IL 72 west (Higgins Avenue)Eastern terminus of IL 72
33.153.3 I-90 ( Kennedy Expressway)I-90 exit 81A
Niles35.557.1 IL 21 north ( Milwaukee Avenue)Southern terminus of IL 21
Morton Grove37.059.5 US 14 east (Caldwell Avenue, Ronald Reagan Highway)Southern end of US 14 concurrency
37.360.0 US 14 west (Ronald Reagan Highway) / IL 58 east ( Dempster Street)Northern end of US 14 concurrency / Southern end of IL 58 concurrency
38.361.6 IL 58 west (Golf Road, Evanston-Elgin Road)Northern end of IL 58 concurrency
Northbrook44.571.6 IL 68 (Dundee Road)
I-94 west (Edens Spur)
county line
Deerfield45.673.4 Lake Cook Road
Lake Bannockburn49.279.2 IL 22 (Half Day Road)
Lake Forest52.183.8 IL 60 (Kennedy Road)
Lake Bluff54.988.4 IL 176 (Rockland Road)
North Chicago57.191.9 IL 137 (Buckley Road)
Park City60.3097.04 IL 120 (Belvidere Road) / US 41 north ( Skokie Highway) – GrayslakeIL 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

External links

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 28, 2006.
  2. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  3. ^ Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque located at intersection of Waukegan Road and Hazel Avenue
  4. ^ Google Maps, [1]