LaGrange Road as it passes through downtown LaGrange
Mannheim Road is a north–south major thoroughfare in the near-western suburbs of Chicago. It carries U.S. Routes 12 and 45 between Des Plaines and La Grange and carries U.S. Route 20 between Lake Street and LaGrange. The road is named after a former town called Mannheim, Illinois that was founded by German farmers in what is now Franklin Park, Illinois. In LaGrange and points to the south, it is known as LaGrange Road. Mannheim Road skirts the eastern edge of O'Hare International Airport; numerous airport hotels and rental car services are located on the street near the airport. One major landmark of Mannheim Road is the Allstate Arena at the intersection of Mannheim Road and Lunt Avenue in Rosemont. There is also a Metrastation on the Milwaukee West Line at Mannheim Road; in addition, Metra's BNSF Railway Line has a stop on LaGrange Road in LaGrange. Also, there is an overpass that carries Mannheim Rd over the Union Pacific rail yard. Also there is another overpass that carries the street over the Canadian Pacific railroad yard. At the descent of that overpass the road goes under the Tri-State Tollway. There's also a school district on the left side of the street named Mannheim School District 83 on the intersection of Grand Avenue and Mannheim Road itself in Franklin Park. North Avenue also dips under Mannheim Road in Melrose Park.