Illinois Portion of US Route 6

The Illinois Portion of US Route 6 is a remarkable highway in Illinois, connecting the vibrant downtowns of Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Moline and Joliet – to name just a few. It follows its original routing for much of it’s length while also matching up with I-74and I-80 along the way. Its path skirts around Chicago but unlike US 20 which favors freeways over urban streets; Illinois Portion of US Route 6 offers an authentic journey through some of this Midwest state’s most dynamic towns & cities!

Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.” Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered!  Online at

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Bucket List Destination – Lansing Municipal Airport in Illinois – Historic Ford Hangar

Historic Ford Hangar

The Historic Ford Hangar, located at the Lansing Municipal Airport in Lansing, Illinois, is an airplane hangar built in 1927 by Henry Ford to connect his Ford Motor Company manufacturing plants in southland Chicago with his factories in Detroit and to produce and display Ford Trimotor airplanes.

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Visit the link for Happenings at the top menu, details are available there to add your happening in your Route 6 state.

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Illinois Links
a list of communities on or near US Route 6


Annawan The Village of Annawan, Illinois
Atkinson Village of Atkinson, Illinois
Aux Sable Aux Sable Township, Grundy County, Illinois
History of Aux Sable Illinois
Briar Bluff Briar Bluff
Carbon Cliff Carbon Cliff, Illinois
Channahon Channahon, IL
Grundy County Chamber of Commerce
Coal Hollow Wikipedia
Coal Valley Home | The Village of Coal Valley Illinois
Colona/Green Rock Wikipedia
Colona City of Colona Illinois
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DePue Village of Depue
Geneseo City of Geneseo, Illinois
Harvey City of Harvey
Hollawayville Wikipedia
Joliet City of Joliet, IL
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce
Joliet Area Historical Museum
East Joliet Home Town Locator – East Joliet
Wikipedia – Langley, Illinois
Lansing Village of Lansing
Lansing Municipal Airport – Historic Ford Hangar
Lansing Association for Community Events
LaSalle City of Lasalle
Illinois Valley Economic Development-Regional Chamber – IVACED, IL
Markham Markham, IL | Official Website
Marley Wikipedia
Marseilles Marseilles, Illinois
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce (IRACC)
Mineral Wikipedia
Moline City of Moline
East Moline East Moline
Western Illinois & Eastern Iowa Community and Economic Development Organization | Quad Cities Chamber | Quad Cities Chamber
Morris City of Morris
Grundy County Chamber of Commerce
Oak Forest City of Oak Forest
Orland Hills Orland Hills
Orland Park Village of Orland Park, IL
Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce
Ottawa City of Ottawa
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
Peru Government Agenda, Minutes, Videos, News – City of Peru Illinois 61354
Princeton City Of Princeton, IL
Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce
Rock Island Rock Island, IL – Official Website
Rockdale Village of Rockdale
Sand Ridge Wikipedia – Sand Ridge, Illinois
Seatonville Wikipedia
Seneca Village of Seneca
Economic Development
Sheffield Village of Sheffield
Silvis City of Silvis
South Holland Village of South Holland
Spring Valley City of Spring Valley
Tinley Park Village of Tinley Park
Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce
Wyanet Village of Wyanet

August 6, 2015 Activity Update – US Route 6 – Honest to Goodness, Indiana. Watch Gilbert run!

Illinois – Indiana Border – Ask Gilbert what she likes about Illinois and she raves about trees that provide welcome shade. She also mentions picturesque bridges, historic towns, vast fields of corn, and old grain bins to store it in. Most of all, she praises the kindness of strangers and the welcoming smiles of the people, young and old, she met along the way. Click the image below for ALL ABOUT IT. Gilbert-Route6Run-Indiana07302015_thumb