Located in the heart of Illinois and the heart of America, the Illinois Valley sits at the crossroads of two major highways, Interstate 80, and east/west route that stretches from New York to San Francisco, and Interstate 39, and north/south route that links Winnipeg, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico. Other major highways include U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 52, plus there are also a number of state routes that serve the area.
Rail transportation is also available, with five railroads serving the area, and water transport is another option. The 273-mile long Illinois River flows through our region, and there are a number of barge facilities on the river to accommodate the barge traffic on this busy waterway.
We also have a regional airport, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport, Walter Duncan Field, which has a 6,000' x 100' hard-surfaced runway and a 4,000' x 75' cross-wind runway. Though not a commercial airport, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport can accommodate any size of business aircraft as well as cargo and charter planes. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is approximately 99 miles away, and Chicago Midway is about 90 miles away. Other airports in the region include those in Rockford, the Quad Cities, Bloomington and Peoria
AIRPORTS & RELATED INFORMATION
Illinois Valley Regional Airport - Peru, IL - Within ten minutes of LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring Valley
Midwest AVtech - Illinois Valley Regional Airport -Peru, IL
Central Illinois Regional Airport - Bloomington,IL - 55 miles
Midway International Airport - Chicago,IL - 80 miles
O'Hare International Airport - Chicago,IL - 90 miles
Chicago Rockford Int. Airport - Rockford,IL - 70 miles
Peoria International Airport - Peoria,IL -60 miles
Quad City Airport - Rock Island/Moline, IL - 80 miles
Green River Lines 3131 MayRoad ,Peru, IL 61354 815/224-9276
Amtrak is accessible from Princeton to our west (20 miles) or Mendota to our north (14 miles)
Toedter OIl Company
13120 IL Hwy89, Granville,IL 61326
Ladd - BNSF
Peru- BNSF & Peru Rail
Spring Valley -Iowa Interstate
We are located in between two Intermodals - Elwood (Joliet) - 60 miles and Rochelle - 45 miles
We are located along the Illinois River.
Mertel Gravel - 815/223-0468
Peru, IL 61354
Western Sand & Gravel - 815/664-2341
Spring Valley,IL 61362
RIVER ACCESS POINTS
Public Boat Launching Ramps
South side of river at Peru (Route 251)
Starved Rock State Park,Utica
Barto Landing,Spring Valley
South Shore Boat Club,Peru- 815/223-9890
Starved Rock Marina,Ottawa- 815/433-4218
Spring Valley Boat Club/Barto Landing - 815/664-9096
SHUTTLE SERVICES - TO MIDWAY & OHARE AIRPORTS
William Bradshaw -815/883-8977
Art's Shuttle - 815/223-1769
Act II Transportation - (1-800-769-8891)Daily service from Flying J in LaSalle to Midway + O’ Hare Airports.
- Departs from Flying J:
- 9:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m., and 3:20 p.m.
- Arrives at airport:
- 11 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5 p.m.
- Departs from airport:
- 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.
- Arrives at Flying J
- 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m.,
Double D Express 2930 May Rd.,Peru, IL 61354815/224-1924
William Jaegle Trucking 1791 US Hwy 251,Tonica,IL 61370 815/442-3661
CIT Group, Inc 3030 MayRoad ,Peru, IL 61354815/224-4410
CITY CAB SERVICES
Twin City Cab
2027 10th St, Peru, IL 61354
206 3rd St, La Salle, IL 61301
Designated Driver Taxi
501 Shooting Park Rd, Peru, IL 61354