• Transportation

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  • 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

     

    BUS LINES

    Green River Lines 3131 MayRoad ,Peru, IL 61354 815/224-9276

     

    COMMUTER RAIL

    Amtrak is accessible from Princeton to our west (20 miles) or Mendota to our north (14 miles)

     

    FUEL DELIVERY

    Toedter OIl Company
    13120 IL Hwy89, Granville,IL 61326
    815/664-2818

     

    RAIL

    Ladd - BNSF

    Peru- BNSF & Peru Rail

    Spring Valley -Iowa Interstate

    Utica- CSX

    We are located in between two Intermodals - Elwood (Joliet) - 60 miles and Rochelle - 45 miles

     

    RIVER

    We are located along the Illinois River.

    Barge Availability

    Mertel Gravel - 815/223-0468
    Water Street
    Peru, IL 61354

    Western Sand & Gravel - 815/664-2341
    R.R. 1
    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

    Boat Clubs/Marina's
    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.,

     

    TRUCKING FIRMS

    Double D Express 2930 May Rd.,Peru, IL 61354815/224-1924

    William Jaegle Trucking 1791 US Hwy 251,Tonica,IL 61370 815/442-3661

     

    TRANSPORTATION/EQUIPMENT

    CIT Group, Inc  3030 MayRoad ,Peru, IL 61354815/224-4410

     

    CITY CAB SERVICES

    Twin City Cab
    2027 10th St, Peru, IL 61354
    815-223-1619

    City Cab
    206 3rd St, La Salle, IL 61301
    815-224-8294

    Designated Driver Taxi
    501 Shooting Park Rd, Peru, IL 61354
    815-992-8100