Illinois Route 60

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Illinois Route 60

Town Line Road
Kennedy Road
IL 60 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length17.22 mi[1] (27.71 km)
ExistedFebruary 1967[2]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 120 in Volo
Major intersections US 45 in Mundelein

I-94 Toll in Lake Forest
East end US 41 in Lake Forest
CountryUnited States
Highway system
US 60 IL 61

Illinois Route 60 (IL 60) is a 17.22-mile-long (27.71 km) east–west state highway in Lake County, in northeastern Illinois. It connects the village of Volo at Illinois Route 120 (Belvidere Road) just east of Illinois Route 59 with the city of Lake Forest at U.S. Highway 41 (Skokie Highway).[1]

Route description

Illinois Route 60’s Northern Terminus at IL 120

Illinois 60's northern terminus is at a T-intersection in Volo with Illinois 120. It runs southeast as a 2-lane road serving a mixture of farmland and suburban neighborhoods in Grayslake and Round Lake. Running south through Mundelein, the roadbed begins to carry Illinois 83 just north of an intersection with Illinois 176.

Illinois 60 overlaps with Illinois Route 83 south of Ivanhoe where Illinois 83 curves around U.S. Route 45. It is called Town Line Road east of Illinois 83 and west of the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 94), because Illinois 60 straddles the line separating Vernon and Libertyville Townships for most of its length.

Through Vernon Hills, Illinois 60 serves as a major arterial route for traffic from Interstate 94 to access the village's expansive retail and residential areas. Through Lake Forest to the east, Route 60 is called Kennedy Road.

Route 60, especially the portion between Milwaukee Avenue and Interstate 94 in Mettawa, experiences unusually heavy traffic for an arterial road, although less so in recent years.


SBI Route 60 was the current U.S. Route 12 from the Wisconsin state line to Chicago.[3] This was dropped in 1938.[4] In February 1967, IL 60 was brought back to replace IL 59A as part of replacing some superfluous designations.[2] In 1972, Illinois 60 was removed east of U.S. 41 due to the decommissioning of IL 42.[5]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Lake County.

Volo0.000.00 IL 120 (Belvidere Road)Western terminus of IL 60
IL 83 north
Western end of concurrency with IL 83
6.810.9 IL 176 (Maple Avenue)
Vernon Hills10.216.4
IL 83 south
Eastern end of concurrency with IL 83
10.516.9 US 45 (Lake Street)
13.121.1 IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
I-94 Toll (Tri-State Tollway) – Indiana, Wisconsin
I-94 exit 19
Lake Forest16.827.0 IL 43 (Waukegan Road)
17.2227.71 US 41 (Skokie Highway)Eastern terminus of IL 60
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Route Numbers to be Changed". The Daily Sentinel. February 7, 1967. p. 8. Retrieved May 7, 2018 – via
  3. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1936). Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (1972). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Department of Transportation – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Google (February 19, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 60" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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