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Illinois Route 43 is a major north-south state road in the U.S. state of Illinoismarker. It runs from U.S. Route 30 in Frankfortmarker north to the large intersection of Illinois Route 120 (Belvidere Road) and U.S. Route 41 (Skokie Highway) in Waukeganmarker.

Route description

Illinois 43 is called Waukegan Road for the first 20 miles (32 km) until its intersection with Oakton Street in Nilesmarker; it then follows that road west one block until it turns back south and remains Harlem Avenue for the duration. It is one of seven state roads that travel through the city of Chicago.

History

Illinois Route 42A originally ran on Waukegan Road and Harlem Avenue along modern-day Illinois 43. It was extended north to Highland Park in 1937 before being dropped for Illinois 43 in 1967.

The original Illinois 43 is a current section of Illinois Route 4 from Marine to Murphysboro.

In Deerfieldmarker, Route 43 is designated a Blue Star Memorial Highway.

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References

  1. Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque located at intersection of Waukegan Road and Hazel Avenue



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