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Illinois 26
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Illinois State Route 26

Illinois route 26 goes from the Wisconsin line near Monroe, Wisconsin south through Freeport, Dixon, Princeton, ending just north of East Peoria. The most recent major route change occurred around 1970 when Illinois 26 took over the former route of Illinois 87 north of East Peoria.

Compared to the current route, the original routing was truncated on both ends: the part north of Freeport was route 74, and the part immediately south of Dixon did not exist.
 
Illinois 26: East Peoria (Illinois 116) < 135 miles > Wisconsin State Line (Wisc. 69)

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Cities Served: Cedarville, Dixon, East Peoria, Forreston, Freeport, Hennepin, Lacon, Polo, Princeton
Counties Served: Bureau, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Tazewell, Woodford
Multiplexes: Illinois 2, US 6, Illinois 18, Illinois 29, US 34, US 52, Illinois 64, Illinois 72, I-180
Ending at Ill. 26: Illinois 27, Illinois 38, Illinois 75, Illinois 77
NHS: The part from Freeport to I-80
Related Links: » Illinois Route 26 from Wikipedia
  » Rich Carlson's Illinois Highway Page 21-40


  Northern Terminus: Wisconsin State Line   at Wisc. 69
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Looking north at the state line
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Looking south into Illinois
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Northbound approximately a mile south of the Wisconsin line
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  Southern Terminus: East Peoria   at Illinois 116
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Looking south at route 116
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Looking northeast on Illinois 116
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Northbound from Illinois 116
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A closeup of the end sign
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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Ill. 26/US 34: Southbound in Princeton
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Ill. 26/US 52: Northbound on S. Galena Ave. in Dixon
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Ill. 18/Ill. 26: Looking northeast near Henry
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I-180/Ill. 26: Northbound (looking west)
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Ill. 2/Ill. 26/US 52: Looking north in Dixon

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Northbound approaching US 20 in Freeport
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