Mannheim Road

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Mannheim Road (La Grange Road) (96th Avenue)
10400 West
9600 West
La Grange, Illinois downtown.jpg
La Grange Road as it passes through downtown La Grange
Part of US 12 / US 20 / US 45
South end Laraway Road in Frankfort
North end Intersection of Oakton and Lee Streets in Des Plaines

Mannheim Road, also known as La Grange Road from Cermak Road to U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), is a north–south major street in the near-western suburbs of Chicago. It carries U.S. Routes 12 from Des Plaines to 95th St near Hickory Hills, 45 between Des Plaines on southwards past Frankfort, Illinois and carries U.S. Route 20 between Lake Street in Stone Park, Illinois and 95th St. near Hickory Hills The road is named after a former town called Mannheim, Illinois that was founded by German farmers in what is now Franklin Park. From Cermak Road on the Westchester/La Grange Park border and points to the south, it is known as La Grange 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. It is also a favorite stomping ground for artists and musicians. The heavy metal band Diamond Rexx was inspired by and wrote their debut 1986 album "Land Of The Damned" about this street.[1] There is also a Metra station on the Milwaukee West Line at Mannheim Road; in addition, Metra's BNSF Railway Line has a stop on La Grange Road in La Grange. Also, there is an overpass that carries Mannheim Rd over Union Pacific's Proviso rail yard. There is another overpass that carries the street over Canadian Pacific"s Bensenville 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. On some small intersections on the part named LaGrange Road, the street signs still call the road Mannheim or 'Manheim'.


  1. ^ Phranky Dragstrip tour manager

Coordinates: 41°52′20.5″N 87°52′58.5″W / 41.872361°N 87.882917°W / 41.872361; -87.882917