Illinois Route 68

Illinois Route 68 (IL 68) is a 25.74-mile-long (41.42 km) east–west state highway in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. It travels east from IL 72 (Higgins Road) in the Dundee area to the concurrency of Interstate 94 (I-94)/U.S. Route 41 (US 41) (Edens Expressway) in Glencoe.

Illinois Route 68
Dundee Road
IL 68 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length25.74 mi[1] (41.42 km)
Major junctions
West end IL 72 in East Dundee
East end I-94 / US 41 in Glencoe
CountiesKane, Cook
Highway system
IL 67I-70

Route description

IL 68 is called Dundee Road east of IL 25. It is known as Penny Avenue in East Dundee. East, in Glencoe, it continues as a local road to Green Bay Road.

The Dundee area refers to the cities of East Dundee and West Dundee. The towns are named after Dundee, Scotland, the hometown of a young settler who won the naming rights in a competition.


State Bond Issue (SBI) Route 68 originally traveled from Lake Bluff to the Wisconsin state line on what is now IL 131 and US 41. IL 68 was changed to these routes from 1935 through 1937. In 1942, it was moved to the current IL 68 between IL 59 and then IL 42, which is still Sheridan Road to this day. In 1972, IL 68 was dropped east of US 41, which today is also I-94. The next year, it was extended west to East Dundee, replacing IL 63 and IL 22A.[2]

Major intersections

KaneEast Dundee0.000.00 IL 72 (Main Street)Western terminus
0.801.29 IL 25 (Dundee Avenue)
CookBarrington Hills4.747.63 IL 62 west (Algonquin Road)Western end of IL 62 concurrency
5.038.10 IL 62 west (Algonquin Road) / IL 59 north (Sutton Road)Eastern end of IL 62 concurrency; southern end of IL 59 concurrency
6.4210.33 IL 59 north (Hawthorne Road)Northern end of IL 59 concurrency
Palatine9.7915.76 US 14 (Northwest Highway, Ronald Reagan Highway)Diamond interchange
13.5121.74 US 12 / IL 53 north (Rand Road)Western end of IL 53 concurrency
14.2422.92 IL 53 south
To Lake Cook Road
Eastern end of IL 53 concurrency; partial cloverleaf interchange
Wheeling17.8828.78 IL 83 (Elmhurst Road)
19.3531.14 US 45 / IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
IL 43 (Waukegan Road) to I-94 west
Glencoe25.7441.42 I-94 east / US 41 south (Edens Expressway)Eastern terminus; roadway continues as Dundee Road; no access from or to I-94 west/US 41 north; I-94 exit 30
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

  • U.S. Roads portal
  • Illinois portal


  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 61 thru 80. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2006.

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