• Transportation

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      Highway Access
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      Rail Service
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      Regional Airport
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      Barge Transportation
  • 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

  • Public Transportation

  • BUS LINES

    Green River Lines 3131 May Road ,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)

     

    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.,

    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