Illinois Route 83

Illinois Route 83 (IL 83) is a 91.73-mile-long (147.63 km) major north–south state road in northeast Illinois. It stretches from U.S. Route 30 (US 30, Lincoln Highway) by Lynwood and Dyer, Indiana, north to the Wisconsin border by Antioch at Highway 83.

Illinois Route 83
Kingery Highway
IL 83 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length91.73 mi[1] (147.63 km)
Major junctions
South end US 30 in Lynwood
North end WIS 83 in Antioch
CountiesCook, DuPage, Lake
Highway system
IL 82IL 84

Route description

Illinois 83 passes through Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County. It begins as part of Glenwood-Dyer Road in Lynwood, and then follows Torrence Avenue though Lansing, 147th Street/Sibley Blvd though Calumet City, Dolton, Harvey, Dixmoor, then north on Cicero, and then northwest on Cal Sag Road through Cook County. It then becomes known as the Kingery Highway through DuPage County, and then follows Busse Road, Oakton Street and Elmhurst Road in northern Cook County. In Lake County it is named McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove, Ivanhoe Road north of Mundelein, Barron Blvd. in Grayslake and Milwaukee Avenue in Lake Villa. Illinois 83 ranges from a width of two thru lanes at either terminus to six lanes through DuPage County. It is the main northsouth arterial route falling between Interstates 355 and 294 for the central portion of its routing.


SBI Route 83 was modern Illinois Route 17 from New Boston to Galva.[3] In 1941 it was changed to the Lynwood-to-Antioch routing, replacing Illinois Route 52 and Illinois Route 54.[4] In 1998, Illinois 83 was routed slightly north onto 127th Street, from Cal Sag Road.[2] The renumbering was part of a major reconstruction project of the Illinois Route 50 intersection with Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway).

As part of sign replacement accompanying the renumbering, Illinois 83 was added to the northbound Illinois 50 exit from southbound I-294, as the new northbound Illinois 50 ramp leads directly to Illinois 83 first. However, Illinois 83 overlaps Illinois 50 southbound at the center of the interchange, so southbound Illinois 50 traffic also joins Illinois 83 at the end of the ramp. This is not reflected in the current signage on the tollway.

A $13.4 million construction project was completed in northern Lake County by improving a 4-mile section of Illinois 83 from Petite Lake Road to the Wisconsin state line. Improvements included adding a center turn lane and intersection modernizations at Grass Lake Road, Illinois Route 173, and North Avenue. The project was completed in fall 2010.[5]

Major intersections

CookLynwood0.00.0 US 30 / Lincoln HighwaySouthern terminus of IL 83
Lansing5.58.9 I-80 / I-94 / US 6 east (Kingery Expressway) to I-294Southern end of US 6 concurrency; I-80 exit 161
Calumet City7.111.4 US 6 west (159th Street, River Oaks Drive)Northern end of US 6 concurrency
Dolton9.715.6 I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway) Chicago, IndianaI-94 exit 71
Harvey12.920.8 IL 1 (Halsted Street)
Posen14.924.0 I-57 Chicago, MemphisI-57 exit 350
I-294 north (Tri-State Tollway) Wisconsin
No access from or to I-294 south; I-294 exit 8
Midlothian17.928.8 IL 50 south (Cicero Avenue)Southern end of IL 50 concurrency
IL 50 north to I-294
Northern end of IL 50 concurrency
Palos Heights23.738.1 IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)
24.739.8 IL 7 (Southwest Highway) / CR W32 south (80th Avenue)
Palos Hills26.943.3 US 45 (La Grange Road, 96th Avenue)Interchange
Lemont30.949.7 IL 171 south (Archer Avenue)Southern end of IL 171 concurrency
31.751.0 IL 171 north (Archer Avenue)Northern end of IL 171 concurrency
DuPageDarien34.856.0 I-55 / Historic US 66 Chicago, JolietI-55 exit 274
Hinsdale38.161.3 CR 35 (55th Street)Interchange
39.663.7 US 34 (Ogden Avenue / Walter Payton Memorial Highway)Interchange
Oak Brook41.266.3 CR 34 (31st Street / Oak Brook Road)Interchange
I-88 east / IL 110 (CKC) east (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) Chicago
Access to I-88/IL 110 west via 22nd Street; I-88 exit 137
Oakbrook Terrace42.969.0 IL 56 (Butterfield Road)Interchange
Oakbrook TerraceElmhurst
city line
43.269.5 IL 38 (Roosevelt Road)
Elmhurst46.374.5 IL 64 (North Avenue)Interchange
village line
47.676.6 US 20 east (Lake Street) / CR 20 (Grand Avenue)interchange
47.876.9 I-290 Chicago, RockfordI-290 exit 10
Bensenville50.280.8 IL 19 (Irving Park Road)
51.783.2 IL 390 west (Elgin O'Hare Tollway)Eastern terminus of IL 390
CookElk Grove Village54.587.7 IL 72 west (Oakton Street, Higgins Road)Western end of IL 72 concurrency
54.587.7 IL 72 east (Higgins Road)Eastern end of IL 72 concurrency
Mount Prospect56.090.1 IL 62 west (Algonquin Road)Eastern terminus of IL 62
57.292.1 IL 58 (Golf Road)
58.494.0 US 14 (Northwest Highway, Ronald Reagan Highway)
59.796.1 US 12 (Rand Road)
Wheeling63.7102.5 IL 68 (Dundee Road)
LakeLong Grove67.7109.0 IL 53 southNorthern terminus of IL 53
69.2111.4 IL 22 (Half Day Road)
Mundelein71.9115.7 US 45
72.3116.4 IL 60 east (Town Line Road)Southern end of IL 60 concurrency
75.7121.8 IL 176
75.8122.0 IL 60 westNorthern end of IL 60 concurrency
Grayslake79.7128.3 IL 137 east (Buckley Road)Western terminus of IL 137
80.0128.7 IL 120 (Belvidere Road)
Lake Villa86.3138.9 IL 132 (Grand Avenue)
Antioch90.4145.5 IL 173
92.22148.41 WIS 83 northWisconsin state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. Carlson, Rick. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 through 100. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2006.
  3. Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1939). Illinois Road Map (Map) (1939–1940 ed.). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State via Illinois Digital Archives.
  4. Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1942). Illinois Road Map (Map). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. "Illinois Route 83 Project FAQ". Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  6. Google (February 23, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 83" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 23, 2017.

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