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Illinois 1
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Illinois State Route 1

Illinois route 1 runs south from the south side of Chicago all the way down to Cave in Rock on the Ohio River across from Kentucky. It is close to Indiana and Kentucky for the entire length. At the south end, a free car ferry connects it to Kentucky 91. Although the route is long, it is not too major because it largely avoids the major cities and runs parallel and close to US 41 in Indiana.

The Illinois 1 routing has undergone some changes since its inception. The most major is movement from the Metropolis-Vienna-Harrisburg-Carmi routing to the current one that stays close to the Wabash and Ohio Rivers in southern Illinois.
 
Illinois 1: Cave-In-Rock (Kentucky 91) < 309 miles > Chicago (I-57)

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Cities Served: Beecher, Calumet Park, Carmi, Cave-In-Rock, Chicago Heights, Chrisman, Crete, Danville, Georgetown, Glenwood, Grant Park, Grayville, Harvey, Homewood, Hoopeston, Lawrenceville, Marshall, Milford, Momence, Mt. Carmel, Paris, Phoenix, Ridgway, Riverdale, Rossville, South Chicago Heights, St. Anne, Steger, Watseka, Westville
Counties Served: Champaign, Clark, Cook, Crawford, Edgar, Edwards, Gallatin, Hardin, Iroquois, Lawrence, Vermilion, Wabash, White, Will
Multiplexes: Illinois 14, Illinois 15, Illinois 17, US 24, US 36, US 136, US 150
Ending at Ill. 1: Illinois 16, Illinois 114, Illinois 119, Illinois 130, Illinois 135, Illinois 137, Illinois 146, Illinois 163, Illinois 181, Illinois 394
NHS: The part from Illinois 394 down to US 45 in Norris City
Related Links: » Illinois Route 1 from Wikipedia
  » Ohio River Scenic Byway
  » Rich Carlson's Illinois Highway Page 1-20


  Northern Terminus: Chicago   at I-57
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A closer view of the end sign
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Looking north to I-57 where route 1 ends
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Looking west on I-57 approaching route 1
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Looking south on Halsted at the
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  Southern Terminus: Cave-In-Rock   at Kentucky 91
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Cars lined up for the ferry ride accross the Ohio
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Looking north a block north of the Ohio
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A sign at the river edge
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A closeup of the ferry arriving from the Kentucky side
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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Ill. 1/US 150: Looking north in Paris
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Ill. 1/Ill. 17: Looking west
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Ill. 1/US 136: Looking west
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Ill. 1/US 24: Looking east
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Ill. 1/Ill. 14: Looking east from US 51
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Ill. 1/Ill. 15: Looking southeast

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Northbound just north of Danville
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