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#363274 - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:49 PM Best Route to Peotone
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
OK--I know how to get to Rockford Illinois but things get pretty congested down that way and I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to the best route to take from Rockford to Peotone?
You Illinois guys should be good at this little quiz! LOL
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#363279 - Mon Oct 15 2012 08:58 PM Re: Best Route to Peotone [Re: K W FRITH]
Chevrolet SS Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
You have three choices and each will get you from Rockford to Peotone in ~2.5 hrs.
What do you want to see on the way? Cornfields, more cornfields, or more confields???

I-39S is the longest route but the easist IMO, and it will keep you away from the City of Chicago.

I sent you an email with directions.

Edited by Chevrolet SS (Mon Oct 15 2012 09:16 PM)
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#363292 - Mon Oct 15 2012 09:43 PM Re: Best Route to Peotone [Re: Chevrolet SS]
iowaoil Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
What day and time of day?
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#363433 - Tue Oct 16 2012 09:42 AM Re: Best Route to Peotone [Re: K W FRITH]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
This is real simple to get to Kevin.
Don't take I-88.It's $10 in tolls in either direction,and slower cause it's under construction and down to 1 lane in many random areas,as well as it's more confusing for a newbie to get to Peotone.
...plus why pay $10 to slow down or sit still.
I took it to Iowa Gas in July and came home on I-80 faster & richer.

If I was you,I would take I-39/51 directly south to I-80.It's free & it's easy.
Then turn east and take I-80 all the way to I-57.(I'll be at that junction @ 7AM).
Then take I-57 south all the way to exit 327,which is Peotone.
Head east 1 mile after that exit and when you come up to the R/R track crossing,(DON'T CROSS THEM),turn north and it's right there on your lefthand side.
Just pull into the p/lot at the Will County Fairgrounds & walk into the brick bldg...i.e. swapmeet.
Call me if you have any trouble.

#363441 - Tue Oct 16 2012 10:04 AM Re: Best Route to Peotone [Re: Cold Pizza]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
find Peotone on map @ home then throw the map away.
Take the back roads, get lost, find treasures not seen on interstates.
DO NOT TURN ON GPS till 3 hrs before show Starts, then drive like your tail is AFIRE!


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