Illinois Route 60

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Illinois Route 60 marker

Illinois Route 60
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 17.22 mi[2] (27.71 km)
Existed: 1967[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 120 in Volo
  US 45 in Mundelein
I-94 in Lake Forest
East end: US 41 in Lake Forest
Counties: Lake
Highway system
US 60 IL 61

Illinois Route 60 is an 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). Illinois 60 is 17.22 miles (27.71 km) long.[2]

Route description[edit]

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 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. This was dropped in 1938. In 1967, Illinois 60 was brought back to replace Illinois Route 59A. In 1972, Illinois 60 was removed east of U.S. 41 to Illinois Route 42.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lake County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Volo 0.00 0.00 IL 120 (Belvidere Road) Western terminus of IL 60
Mundelein IL 83 north Western end of concurrency with IL 83
IL 176 (Maple Avenue)
Vernon Hills IL 83 south Eastern end of concurrency with IL 83
US 45 (Lake Street)
IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
Mettawa I-94 (Tri-State Tollway)
Lake Forest IL 43 (Waukegan Road)
17.22 27.71 US 41 (Skokie Highway) Eastern terminus of IL 60
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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