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Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, Mc Henry, & Will Counties


This sign is found on westbound Sauk Trail approching Illinois State Route 50. This could be a mistake by IDOT, but probally Cook County, IL
This is a temp. sign placed on Eastboung I-80 at U.S. Rt. 45. The interchange is currently under construction, and the work crew might not know the difference between a state route and a federal route.
The sign in question is the "Cross traffic does not stop" sign. What makes this a error is the fact that "black" font is used instead of "red" font. This sign is located on West River Road at IL St Rt 113 south of Wilmington in Custer Township. NOTE: Most new signs like this one are appeaing through out IDOT District 3.
These signs were hung in a re-construction project of NB Interstate 57 in the sumer of 2003. NOTE: The exit tabs. The exit for 127th Street is 10 miles away from IL St Rt 83, according to the tabs. According to the mileage at the bottom it is only 3 miles. Which is it?...The bottom is right the exits are wrong. Sign on NB I-57 in Harvey.
Your guess is as good as mine. Are we meeting U.S. Rt. 14?...or...Ending U.S. Rt. 14....maybe the junction is a long one and this is just the end of it...This is the end of U.S. Rt. 14 in Chicago.
A mis-hung stop-light ahead sign on the ramp from 18th Street to NB U.S. Rt. 41 (Lake Shore Drive). Click picture for a close-up. (Feb. 2004)
Maybe one of those new laser levels would have helped with the making of these shields. Most of the I-290 shields at the interchange of I-290 and IL St Rt 43 in Oak Park have un-level numbers.
A mis-hung No-U-Turn sign on NB U.S. Rt. 41 (Lake Shore Drive) in Chicago, at Waldron Drive.
All seems fine on the sign till you read the last word, and note that Rd. is the only thing not capitalized. Sign on NB IL St Rt 43.
The west trailblazer should be on top of the shield. The arrow should be on a blue background sign with white font. Sign is located on WB Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.
A odd colored ramp speed limit sign on SB I-55 at WB I-90/94. NOTE: The white background for the speed limit. (Oct., 2004)
Is this a BGS in West Virginia?? Nope the Illinois Tollway sometimes leaves the word "Illinois" off the shields on the BGS's. BGS located on WB I-90 in Kane County. (October, 2004)
A mis-hung sign in Manhattan on U.S. Rt. 52. (March, 2005)
U.S. Rt. 59??...In the Chicago Area??...This is on IL St Rt 59 in Bartlett. (March, 2005)
In Will County IL St Rt 113 is signed as a north-south highways. Some newer guide markers marking the highway as a east-west highway. (July, 2007)
A cutout shield on EB I-80/94; U.S. Rt. 6 in Lansing. This should be on a BGS not on a stand alone. (July, 2007)
This is on WB U.S. Rt. 30 at NB IL St Rt 83. The "TO" banner is incorrect. (September, 2007)
The speed zone ahead sign on EB U.S. Rt. 52 on the northside of Wilton Center is placed on the wrong side of the road and faceing the wrong direction. The back is in the foreground of the picture the city limit sign and new speed limit sign are in the distance. (October, 2007)
WB U.S. Rt. 30 at I-55. This shig has the incorrect color on the direction tab over the U.S. Rt. 30 shield. (Sept., 2008)
The exit sign at the gore point on SB I-55 at U.S. Rt. 30. It should say "257" instead of the U.S. Rt. 30 shield. (December, 2008)
U.S. 53 in Illinois? This should be IL St Rt 53. Sign located near the BNSF Railway yard south of Joliet. (December, 2009)
It is not the correct shield, or shields...period... EB Lake-Cook Road in Palatine. (April, 2010)
If I am reading this right..."Illinois Illinois 47..."?? The "Illinois" to the left of the highway shield is un-needed. Sign WB I-88/IL St Rt 56 in North Aurora. (June, 2010)
Which way is IL 113...is it the cross road or the one I am on? The sign in s distance should say "South IL 53". Sign located in Braidwood. (March, 2011)
This is located on SB IL 113 in Braidwood. The same day the error above happened this one did about two miles away. (March, 2013)
A BGS on SB I-55, near Braidwood. The City of Kankakee should have a capital letter at the beginning of it.
U.S. 30 has been routed off of Hill Ave in Aurora, many...many years before. This is on WB McCoy Ave in Aurora. (April, 2013)
A wrong color "south" banner on SB West Frontage Road. (May, 2013)
A contructions sign indicating there is an IL 52...should be U.S. 52. Sign on NB IL 53 near Elwood. (June, 2013)
The south marker and arrow should trade places with the north ones...EB Lorenzo Road, near Wilmington. (June, 2014)
The arrow under the I-55 shield is incorrect. EB U.S. Rt. 30 at I-55 in Joliet. (May, 2015)
The guide banner and direction arrows should be blue with white letters and strips. Next to Petro off Lorenzo Road in Wilmington, IL (March, 2017)

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