Illinois Route 83

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Illinois Route 83

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
Major intersections
North end WIS 83 in Antioch
CountryUnited States
CountiesCook, DuPage, Lake
Highway system
IL 82 IL 84
US 52IL 52 IL 53

Illinois Route 83 (IL 83) is a 91.73-mile-long (147.63 km) major north–south state highway 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 Wisconsin Highway 83 (WIS 83).

Route description

83 Terminus
IL 83's northern terminus at the Wisconsin state line

IL 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 Boulevard 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 Boulevard in Grayslake and Milwaukee Avenue in Lake Villa. IL 83 ranges from a width of two thru lanes at either terminus to six lanes through DuPage County. It is the main north–south arterial route falling between Interstate 355 (I-355) and I-294 for the central portion of its routing.


IL 83 bridge over the Ship and Sanitary Canal

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 IL 54.[4] In 1998, IL 83 was routed slightly north onto 127th Street, from Cal Sag Road.[2] The renumbering was part of a major reconstruction project of the IL 50 intersection with I-294 (Tri-State Tollway).

As part of sign replacement accompanying the renumbering, IL 83 was added to the northbound IL 50 exit from southbound I-294, as the new northbound IL 50 ramp leads directly to IL 83 first. However, IL 83 overlaps IL 50 southbound at the center of the interchange, so southbound IL 50 traffic also joins IL 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 on a four-mile (6.4 km) section of IL 83 from Petite Lake Road to the Wisconsin state line. Changes included adding a center turn lane and intersection reconfigurations at Grass Lake Road, IL 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

I-80 / I-94 / US 6 east (Kingery Expressway) to I-294 / IL 394 – Iowa, Indiana
Southern end of US 6 concurrency; I-80 exit 161
Calumet City7.111.4
US 6 west (162nd 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 Toll north (Tri-State Tollway) – West Suburbs, Indiana
I-Pass only; no access to I-294 south or from I-294 north; I-294 exit 8
IL 50 south (Cicero Avenue)
Southern end of IL 50 concurrency

IL 50 north (Cicero Avenue) to I-294 Toll
Northern end of IL 50 concurrency
Palos Heights23.738.1 IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)
IL 7 (Southwest Highway) / CR W32 south (80th Avenue)
Palos Township26.943.3 US 45 (La Grange Road, 96th Avenue)Interchange
Sag Bridge30.949.7
IL 171 south (Archer Avenue)
Southern end of IL 171 concurrency
IL 171 north (Archer Avenue)
Northern end of IL 171 concurrency
DuPageWillowbrookBurr Ridge line34.856.0 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 Toll 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)Interchange
Elmhurst46.374.5 IL 64 (North Avenue)
village line
US 20 (Lake Street) / CR 20 east (Grand Avenue)
47.876.9 I-290 – Chicago, RockfordI-290 exit 10
Bensenville50.280.8 IL 19 (Irving Park Road)

IL 390 Toll west (Elgin O'Hare Tollway)
I-Pass only; current eastern terminus of IL 390
CookElk Grove Village54.587.7
IL 72 west (Oakton Street, Higgins Road)
Western end of IL 72 concurrency
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 south
Northern terminus of IL 53
69.2111.4 IL 22 (Half Day Road)
Mundelein71.9115.7 US 45
IL 60 east (Town Line Road)
Southern end of IL 60 concurrency
75.7121.8 IL 176
IL 60 west
Northern end of IL 60 concurrency
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
WIS 83 north
Wisconsin state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Carlson, Rick (March 15, 2005). "Routes 81 through 100". Illinois Highways Page. 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 October 23, 2009.
  6. ^ Google (February 23, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 83" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 23, 2017.

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