U.S. Route 67 in Iowa
U. S. Highway 67 is a U. S. Highway in extreme eastern Iowa; the route begins in Davenport at the Rock Island Centennial Bridge where it crosses the Mississippi River and ends at an intersection with US 52 and Iowa Highway 64 west of Sabula. It passes through Bettendorf, Le Claire, Clinton. Except for Folletts, every community which US 67 enters sits along the Mississippi River; as such, the entire route is part of an All-American Road. US 67 was created in late 1934; the route ended at the foot of the Julien Dubuque Bridge, which carries US 20. The northern half of the route, from Sabula to Dubuque, was overlapped by US 52 until 1967. Most of the state highways that intersect US 67 do so within sight of their Mississippi River bridge crossing. US 67 crosses the Mississippi River into Davenport on the Rock Island Centennial Bridge. Adjacent to the bridge is home of the Midwest League's Quad City River Bandits. Vehicles can continue to the north on Gaines Street, but US 67 traffic is forced to make a U-turn to the south to connect to River Drive.
Prior to 2010, River Drive carried U. S. Route 61. River Drive is prone to seasonal flooding from the Mississippi, as was the case in 1993, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2011. In downtown Davenport, US 61 Business intersects US 67 at two one-way streets, Harrison Street southbound and Brady Street northbound. Continuing east along River Drive passes under the Government Bridge, it enters Bettendorf and becomes two one-way streets, Grant Street southbound and State Street northbound. The two streets intersect Interstate 74 and US 6 at the foot of the I-74 Bridges near downtown Bettendorf. Through Bettendorf and Riverdale, where the route turns to the northeast, US 67 is separated from the Mississippi riverfront by industry. Alcoa, which employs over 2000 workers at its Davenport works, is the largest plant along US 67. Just south of Le Claire is the I-80 interchange, where US 67 passes underneath the Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge. In Le Claire the Mississippi River bends and the highway follows, it heads through the picturesque downtown area, where many shops and the street on which US 67 uses, Cody Road, pay homage to the Le Claire area's most famous son, Buffalo Bill Cody.
Between Le Claire and Princeton, US 67 continues to parallel the river. This stretch of the road allows for good opportunities for bird watching. Where there are open views of the river, you can see water fowl on the water amongst lily pads; this area is near the southern end of the Upper Mississippi River National Fish Refuge. North of Princeton, US 67 turns inland to cross the Wapsipinicon River into Clinton County. At Folletts, the road takes a 90-degree turn back to the east towards Camanche, it runs parallel to the river, obscured by trees surrounding its backwaters. At Camanche, it passes around the city to the north. At Washington Boulevard, the former alignment of the route through Camanche, it turns to the north onto a four-lane, undivided highway, which passes an industrial area and over Union Pacific's Overland Route; as it enters Clinton, it joins with US 30. US 30 / US 67 head east along Lincoln Way through an industrial and retail area; as they continue east, the two routes split into one-way streets, northbound Liberty Avenue and southbound Camanche Avenue.
The one-way street alignment ends at 11th Avenue South, but begins again as US 30 / US 67 turn to the north onto northbound South Third Street and southbound South 4th Street. At 8th Avenue South, US 30 splits away from US 67 and onto the Gateway Bridge and crosses into Illinois. A block north, the one-way couplets head a block east to South 2nd Street. US 67 stays on 2nd Street for the next two miles, it passes through the heart of downtown Clinton, past the historic Van Allen Building designed by Louis Sullivan, Ashford University Field, home of the Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League, passes the location of the failed Flav's Fried Chicken restaurant. On the north end of Clinton, US 67 intercepts Iowa 136 at the foot of the Mark Morris Memorial Bridge to Fulton, Illinois; the two routes are overlapped on Main Avenue. US 67 turns off of Main Avenue, away from Iowa 136 onto North 3rd Street and continues north out of town. North of Clinton, US 67 travels through rural areas for the remainder of its route.
Surrounded by acres of farmland, houses dot the route. Near the Clinton–Jackson county line, the terrain begins to get hillier; the highway is entering the extreme southern end of the Driftless Area, a region of the Midwest that avoided glaciation during the last Ice Age. West of Sabula, US 67 meets Iowa 64; the US Highway merges onto the state highway, the two routes head east together for two-fifths mile until they meet US 52. Iowa 64 continues eastward with US 52. U. S. Highway 67 was extended into Iowa in late 1934, when it replaced the southernmost portion of US 55, it crossed the Mississippi River over the Government Bridge with US 32. The highway followed the same route it does today through the then-Tri Cities, along the river to Clinton to its present end near Sabula. Instead of ending at US 52, the two routes continued north together along the river through Bellevue. Near Dubuque, the two highways converged with two others: US 61 and US 151. Closer to downtown Dubuque, US 67 ended where US 61 and US 151 diverged from US 52.
In 1940, US 67's entrance into Iowa was moved onto the new Rock Island Centennial Bridge. The Centennial Br
Cass County, Illinois
Cass County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 13,642, its county seat is Virginia. It is the home of Wildlife Area. Cass County was formed in 1837 out of Morgan County, it was named for Lewis Cass, a general in the War of 1812, Governor of the Michigan Territory, United States Secretary of State in 1860. Cass was serving as Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 384 square miles, of which 376 square miles is land and 7.9 square miles is water. Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge Illinois River Little Sangamon River Sangamon River In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Virginia have ranged from a low of 15 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July, although a record low of −28 °F was recorded in February 1934 and a record high of 114 °F was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.35 inches in January to 4.86 inches in May.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,642 people, 5,270 households, 3,561 families residing in the county. The population density was 36.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,836 housing units at an average density of 15.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 86.3% white, 3.1% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 8.7% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 16.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.6% were German, 21.0% were American, 10.6% were Irish, 9.5% were English. Of the 5,270 households, 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.4% were non-families, 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 38.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $41,544 and the median income for a family was $51,624.
Males had a median income of $37,267 versus $26,634 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,825. About 10.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over. For German-settled western Central Illinois, Cass County opposed the Civil War and became solidly Democratic for the next six decades. Only hatred of Woodrow Wilson’s policies towards Germany following World War I drove the county into Republican hands in the 1920 landslide. Between 1924 and 2008, the county was something of a bellwether, missing the national winner only in the close 1960 election and the drought- and farm crisis-influenced election of 1988. In the 2010s, the county has become powerfully Republican due to opposition to the Democratic Party's social liberalism. Cass County is located in Illinois's 18th Congressional District and is represented by Republican Davin LaHood. For the Illinois House of Representatives, the county is located in the 93rd district and is represented by Republican Norine Hammond.
The county is located in the 47th district of the Illinois Senate, is represented by Republican Jil Tracy. Beardstown Virginia Gurney Oak Grove Sylvan National Register of Historic Places listings in Cass County, Illinois US Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles US Board on Geographic Names US National Atlas
U.S. Route 136
U. S. Highway 136 is a spur of U. S. Highway 36, it runs from Edison, Nebraska, at U. S. Highway 6 and U. S. Highway 34 to the Interstate 74/Interstate 465 interchange in Indiana; this is a distance of 804 miles. US 136 never meets its parent, US 36. However, it does come within 2 miles of it at its interchange with I-465/I-74 at its eastern terminus. U. S. 136 passes through the following states: U. S. 136 parallels Nebraska's southern border from its western terminus near Edison to the Missouri River. It exits the state at Brownville via the Brownville Bridge, it is designated the Heritage Highway throughout Nebraska. US 136 enters Missouri on the west just east of Brownville, over the Missouri River, it leaves the state at Alexandria, Missouri, on the east concurrent with US 61. During its journey, it enters every county seat in the nine counties; the distance across Missouri is about 240 miles. US 136 is two lanes for the full distance. US 136 in Iowa consists of a 3.6-mile-long route which travels across the south-easternmost tip of Lee County.
It crosses the Des Moines River from Missouri with US overlapping for just over 1 mile. East of the US 61 split, US 136 is overlapped by US 61 Bus. through Keokuk. US 136 enters Keokuk along 7th Street. At the intersection with Main Street, the southern end of US 218, it turns to the southeast towards the Mississippi River. US 136 travels another 2⁄3 mile before crossing the Mississippi into Hamilton, Illinois via the Keokuk–Hamilton Bridge. US 136 spends 225.95 miles within the state of Illinois. It crosses the Mississippi River into Illinois from Iowa just past Keokuk, it travels through Illinois. It continues as an east–west route intersecting with I-155 and I-55 south of Bloomington-Normal and north of Lincoln in Central Illinois, it intersects with I-74, I-57 just outside Rantoul about 15 miles north of Champaign-Urbana. US 136 travels concurrent with Illinois Route 1 in far east central Illinois before entering Danville, Illinois. At Danville, it turns east to go into Indiana. Through most of its duration in Indiana, US 136 parallels I-74.
Within Indianapolis, the highway is called Crawfordsville Road, US 136 ends in the town of Speedway, Indiana, at the I-74/I-465 interchange where Crawfordsville Road continues without numbered designation. As part of Indiana's Accelerate 465 project, the I-74/I-465 interchange was being reworked to eliminate tight spiral ramps and to add a full interchange for US 136 with I-465, it was completed in 2014. The entire portion of US 136 in Indiana is part of the Dixie Highway. In Illinois, the designation of US 136 in 1951 replaced IL 10 from the Iowa state line in Keokuk to IL 119 in Havana, The route followed IL 119 to an intersection with IL 1, where it traveled south to IL 10, heading east to Danville and the Indiana state line. In Missouri, most of US 136 was designated as Route 4 in 1922; this highway began at St. Joseph and followed present US 169 to Stanberry, turning east there to the Iowa state line along US 136; the rest of US 136 was Route 1A, part of Route 1, Route 18. The east end was truncated to Wayland in 1926, when US 61 was designated over the part east to Iowa, that decade Route 4 absorbed the former Route 52 from St. Joseph southwest to Atchison, Kansas.
When this extension became part of US 59 in the early 1930s, the portion west of Stanberry was deleted in favor of US 59 and US 169. US 136 replaced Route 4 east of Stanberry in 1951 and the rest in 1960. In Nebraska, US 136 was "Route 3." US 136 replaced Route 3 in 1960. US 136 was proposed to use I-465 in Indiana to the US 36 interchange so US 136 could meet its parent, US 36. Nebraska US 6 / US 34 north-northwest of Edison US 183 north-northwest of Alma; the highways travel concurrently to Alma. US 281 in Red Cloud US 81 south-southeast of Hebron US 77 in Beatrice US 75 in Auburn Missouri I‑29 in Rock Port US 275 northwest of Rock Port US 59 south-southwest of Tarkio; the highways travel concurrently to Tarkio. US 71 east-southeast of Burlington Junction; the highways travel concurrently to Maryville. US 169 in Stanberry; the highways travel concurrently to north-northwest of Darlington. US 69 southwest of Bethany; the highways travel concurrently to Bethany. I‑35 in Bethany US 65 in Princeton; the highways travel concurrently through Princeton.
US 63 south-southeast of Glenwood. The highways travel concurrently to Lancaster. US 61 west-northwest of Alexandria; the highways travel concurrently to Iowa. Iowa US 218 in Keokuk Illinois US 67 in Macomb; the highways travel concurrently to east of Macomb. US 24 in Duncan Mills; the highways travel concurrently to south of Duncan Mills. I‑155 east-northeast of Emden I‑55 southeast of McLean US 51 in Heyworth I‑74 south-southeast of Le Roy US 150 southeast of Le Roy I‑57 in Rantoul US 45 in Rantoul US 150 in Danville Indiana US 41 in Veedersburg; the highways travel concurrently through Veedersburg. US 231 in Crawfordsville I‑74 / I‑465 on the Indianapolis–Speedway line. Illinois Route 336 List of U. S. Routes Endpoints of U. S. Highway 136
Scott County, Illinois
Scott County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 5,355, making it the fourth-least populous county in Illinois, its county seat is Winchester. Scott County is part of the Jacksonville, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL Combined Statistical Area. Scott County was formed in 1839 out of Morgan County, it was named for a local pioneer family named Scott. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 253 square miles, of which 251 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles is water. The county's western boundary is formed by the Illinois River. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Winchester have ranged from a low of 16 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July, although a record low of −26 °F was recorded in January 1912 and a record high of 113 °F was recorded in July 1934. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.60 inches in January to 4.34 inches in May.
Interstate 72 U. S. Route 36 U. S. Route 67 Illinois Route 106 Illinois Route 100 Morgan County Greene County Pike County As of the 2010 census, there were 5,355 people, 2,214 households, 1,516 families residing in the county; the population density was 21.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,459 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 98.6% white, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.3% were German, 24.3% were American, 18.0% were English, 16.2% were Irish. Of the 2,214 households, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.5% were non-families, 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.89.
The median age was 42.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $49,462 and the median income for a family was $64,412. Males had a median income of $40,781 versus $32,011 for females; the per capita income for the county was $27,530. About 6.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over. Winchester Naples Alsey Bluffs Exeter Glasgow Manchester Riggston National Register of Historic Places listings in Scott County Official website
Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, United States, about 15 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri; the population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area, it is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, as the home town of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known person in history. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858; the former state penitentiary in Alton was used during the Civil War to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war. Although Alton once was growing faster than its sister city of St. Louis, a coalition of St. Louis businessmen planned to build a competing town to stop its expansion and bring business to St. Louis; the result was Illinois. Many blocks of housing in Alton were built in the Victorian Queen Anne style. At the top of the hill in the commercial area, several stone churches and a fine city hall represent the city's wealth during its good times based on river traffic and shipping.
It was a commercial center for a large agricultural area. Numerous residences on hills have sweeping views of the Mississippi River; the Alton area was home to Native Americans for thousands of years before the 19th-century founding by European Americans of the modern city. Historic accounts indicate occupation of this area by the Illiniwek or Illinois Confederacy at the time of European contact. Earlier native settlement is demonstrated by archaeological artifacts and the famous prehistoric Piasa bird painted on a cliff face nearby; the image was first written about in 1673 by French missionary priest Father Jacques Marquette. Alton was developed as a river town in 1818 by Rufus Easton. Easton ran a passenger ferry service across the Mississippi River to the Missouri shore. Alton is located amid the confluence of three significant navigable rivers: the Illinois, the Mississippi, the Missouri. Alton grew into a river trading town with an industrial character; the city rises steeply from the waterfront, where massive concrete grain silos and railroad tracks were constructed in the 19th and 20th centuries to aid in shipping the area's grains and produce.
Brick commercial buildings are located throughout downtown. Once the site of several brick factories, Alton has an unusually high number of streets still paved in brick; the lower levels of Alton are subject to floods, many of which have inundated the historic downtown area. The flood levels of different dates are marked on the large grain silos, part of the Ardent Mills, near the Argosy Casino at the waterfront; the flood of 1993 is considered the worst in the last 100 years. It became an important town for abolitionists, as Illinois was a free state across from the slave state of Missouri. Pro-slavery activists lived there and slave catchers raided the city. Escaped slaves would cross the Mississippi to seek shelter in Alton, proceed to safer places through stations of the Underground Railroad. During the years before the American Civil War, several homes were equipped with tunnels and hiding places for stations on the Underground Railroad to aid slaves escaping to the North. On November 7, 1837, the abolitionist printer Reverend Elijah P. Lovejoy was murdered by a pro-slavery mob while he tried to protect his Alton-based press from being destroyed for the third time.
He had moved from St. Louis because of opposition there, he had distributed them throughout the area. When one of the mob made a move to set the old warehouse on fire, armed with only a pistol, went outside to try to stop him; the pro-slavery man shot him dead. Lovejoy thus became the first martyr of the abolition movement. Alton became the seat of a diocese of the Catholic Church in 1857, its first bishop was French-born Henry Damian Juncker. The new diocese had 18 priests and 50,000 Catholics; when he died, 11 years the churches were 125, the priests more than 100, the Catholics 80,000. He was succeeded by Peter Joseph Baltes from James Ryan. In 1923 the bishop's seat was moved to Illinois; the Diocese of Alton, no longer a residential bishopric, is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see. Titular bishops appointed to the see have been Josu Iriondo. Congressional representatives came to Alton when they drafted the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution, to permanently end slavery throughout the Union.
Alton resident and US Senator Lyman Trumbull, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, co-wrote the Thirteenth Amendment. His Alton home, the Lyman Trumbull House, is a National Historic Monument. On October 15, 1858, Alton was the site of the seventh Lincoln-Douglas debate. A memorial at the site in downtown Alton features oversized statues of Lincoln and Douglas, as they would have appeared during the debate. Just two weeks into the American Civil War, Alton played an important part in the infamous Camp Jackson Affair, which in large part led to the eviction of Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson from office; the State of Missouri's nominal neutrality was tested in a conflict over the St. Louis Arsenal; the Federal Government reinforced the Arsenal's tiny garrison with several detachments, most notably a force from the 2nd Infantry under Captain Nathaniel Lyon. Concerned by widespread reports that Governor Jackson intended to use the Missouri Volunteer Militia to at
U.S. Route 34
U. S. Route 34 is an east–west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles from north-central Colorado to the western suburbs of Chicago. Through Rocky Mountain National Park it is known as the Trail Ridge Road where it reaches elevation 12,183 feet, making it the highest paved through highway in the United States; the highway's western terminus is Granby, Colorado at US 40. Its eastern terminus is in Berwyn, Illinois at Illinois Route 43 and Historic US 66. U. S. Route 34 becomes a toll road for a short distance in Colorado, where it passes through Rocky Mountain National Park. In the state of Colorado, U. S. Route 34 runs north from Granby through Rocky Mountain National Park, it passes through Estes Park and Greeley before entering Nebraska east of Wray. Within Rocky Mountain National Park US 34 is known as Trail Ridge Road. Due to its high elevation through the park and over the Continental Divide, Route 34 closes in winter from the Colorado River Trailhead on the west to Many Parks Curve on the east Closure runs from mid-October to Memorial Day weekend in May, can occur at any time in summer due to high alpine snow storms.
Route 34 transverses Fall River Milner Pass in the Front Range of Colorado. In the state of Nebraska, U. S. Route 34 is a major east–west arterial surface road along the southern portion of Nebraska, it overlaps other routes for the majority of its routing. U. S. 34 passes through Hastings, Grand Island and Lincoln before entering Iowa east of Plattsmouth over the Plattsmouth Bridge. U. S. Route 34 from between Hastings and Grand Island is known as the Tom Osborne Expressway, named for the former Hastings resident, Nebraska Cornhuskers football coach, Congressman. In Lincoln, U. S. 34 overlaps with Interstate 180 from its junction with Interstate 80 into downtown where it becomes North 9th/North 10th Streets east as "O" Street. The segment from the Lancaster County/Cass County border to Nebraska Highway 1 south of Elmwood is the Bess Streeter Aldrich Memorial Highway, after the former author and Elmwood resident. In the state of Iowa, U. S. Route 34 is a major east–west arterial surface road across southern Iowa.
It enters Iowa west of Glenwood and passes through Glenwood, Red Oak and Creston before intersecting Interstate 35 at Osceola. East of Osceola, it continues through Chariton and Georgetown onto Albia before meeting U. S. Route 63 at a traffic circle in Ottumwa. East of Ottumwa to Burlington, the highway overlaps Iowa Highway 163; this segment of highway is an expressway with some freeway segments. As of November 12, 2008, it bypasses Fairfield and bypasses Mt. Pleasant, with a portion of this concurrent with U. S. Route 218, the Iowa route for the Avenue of the Saints, it continues southeast towards Burlington bypassing New London and Danville and Middletown. The freeway segment through Burlington was completed in the 1970s, it crosses the Mississippi River on the Great River Bridge into Illinois, completed in the early 1990s. In 2015, a 15-mile segment of U. S. Route 34 in Montgomery and Adams counties won the Sheldon G. Hayes Award for the highest quality asphalt pavement in the nation. Much of this route was known as the Bluegrass Highway and parallels tracks of what was the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad and is now the BNSF.
Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger rail service parallels this route. U. S. 34 in the state of Iowa is designated the Red Bull Highway in honor of the 34th Infantry Division. In the state of Illinois, U. S. Route 34 enters at the Mississippi River across from Iowa, it passes through or around the cities of Monmouth, Princeton, Oswego, Naperville, Downers Grove, Clarendon Hills, Western Springs, La Grange, Brookfield and Riverside and continues in a southwest-northeast direction to its eastern terminus at Illinois Route 43 and Historic US 66 in Berwyn. Through much of the Chicago area, the highway is known as "Ogden Avenue", after William Butler Ogden, Chicago's first mayor; the entire highway in Illinois is named the Walter Payton Memorial Highway after Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton, who wore #34 for the Chicago Bears. The highway is 211.37 miles long within the state. Nebraska and Iowa are planning a new U. S. Route 34 bridge which would reroute U. S. 34 north of the Platte River concurrent with U.
S. 75 turn east to cross the Missouri River south of Bellevue, Nebraska. It would align with the current U. S. 34 alignment near Iowa. Colorado US 40 in Granby US 36 in Deer Ridge Junction US 36 in Estes Park US 287 in Loveland I‑25 / US 87 in Loveland US 85 in Evans; the highways travel concurretly to Greeley. I‑76 / US 6 northeast of Wiggins; the highways travel concurrently to west-southwest of Log Lane Village. US 385 in Wray Nebraska US 6 west of Culbertson; the highways travel concurrently to Hastings. US 83 in McCook; the highways travel concurrently through the city. US 283 in Arapahoe US 136 north-northwest of Edison US 183 in Holdrege US 281 in Hastings; the highways travel concurrently to Grand Island. I‑80 south of Grand Island US 81 in York; the highways travel concurrently to north of York. I‑80 / I‑180 / US 77 in Lincoln. I-180/US 34 travels concurrently through the city. US 75 east of Union; the highways travel concurrently to north-northwest of La Platte. Iowa I‑29 / US 275 north-northwest of Pacific Junction.
US 34/US 275 travels concurrently to east-southeast of Glenwood. US 59 north of Emerson US 71 north of Villisca US 169 in Afton
Chicago–Kansas City Expressway
The Chicago–Kansas City Expressway is a highway that runs between Chicago and Claycomo, Missouri. The road is known as Route 110 in Illinois Route 110 in Illinois. IL 110 was created through legislation on May 27, 2010, as the designated route for the Illinois portion of the Chicago–Kansas City Expressway; the Expressway starts in downtown Claycomo, Missouri on Interstate 35 and leaves the city in a northeast direction. In Cameron, the route turns east on U. S. 36 and crosses the state including driving through Chillicothe and Macon, Missouri. East of Hannibal, the route continues east on I-72 through Hannibal and across the Mississippi River. U. S. 36 and Interstate 35 in Missouri are now in the process to have the comprehensive sign package similar to Illinois along the Chicago–Kansas City Expressway, including the Route 110 designation and the C-KC logo on every route marker between Hannibal and Kansas City. The sign inside Missouri consists of three letters, CKC; the first C is shaded red. IL 110 crosses into Illinois from the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge east of Hannibal.
It follows Interstate 72 east to I-172 runs north with I-172 to IL 336 around the city of Quincy. Both routes run north to Carthage, where IL 110 and IL 336 join with U. S. Route 136. All three routes run east to Macomb, where IL 110 continues north with US 67 to Monmouth. There is a two-mile stretch of the route in Good Hope, where it is reduced from a four-lane divided highway to a three-lane undivided street with a center turn lane. At Monmouth, IL 110 joins US 34 and runs east to I-74. IL 110 joins I-74 and runs north to near the Quad Cities, joining with I-80 before joining I-88 eastbound; the two highways continue east to I-88's eastern terminus in Hillside, where IL 110 continues on I-290, terminating at the Circle Interchange near the Chicago Loop. The Cannon Ball Route was a historic auto trail that ran from Hannibal, Missouri east-northeast to Chicago, Illinois; the route was included in the 1917 Map of Marked Routes provided by the Illinois State Highway Department, a precursor to the modern-day Illinois Department of Transportation.
This highway routing parallels the Hannibal-Quincy to Chicago branch of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. This route stayed west and north of the Illinois River, so this route never had to cross the limited number of Illinois River bridges in 1917. IL 110 was the designation for what is present-day IL 15 from St. Libory, Illinois to just south of Addieville, where it meets up with IL 160. During the World War II years, IL 15 was part of what is now IL 160, the section from St. Libory to Addieville was IL 110; the number was dropped in favor of US 460. Raven Road in Washington County is a stub of the former IL 15, that intersection was the eastern terminus of IL 110. Efforts to construct a direct route from Chicago to Kansas City have been in the planning stages since its exclusion from the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s; these efforts have been led by the Tri-State Development Summit, an economic development group for western Illinois, southeastern Iowa, northern Missouri The proposed highway took different forms over time: a 1989 study found that a full, limited-access tollway running from Kansas Turnpike at Kansas City to the Indiana Toll Road at Gary or Tri-State Tollway near the Joliet area would cost $2–$2.5 billion, if funded by private investors.
In a joint resolution between the Illinois House and Senate in late May 2010, an expressway project connecting Chicago-to-Kansas City was named Illinois Route 110. The path, 532 miles in total, follows parts of the existing IL 336, I-88, I-172, I-72, I-74, US 136, US 67 and connect the cities of Quincy, Galesburg, a number of communities of the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago itself on I-290. In 2010, signs were posted with the "CKC" banner above the IL 110 sign; the Illinois Department of Transportation erected 470 IL 110 signs at a cost of $94,000. Peoria-to-Chicago Highway Illinois Route 336 PDF of the entire route of the Chicago-Kansas City Expressway