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District THREE


Bureau, De Kalb, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Livingston


There are a few things wrong with this sign assembly. This assembly is located on Kankakee County Highway 9 east of Manteno, near S.L.S. To start of, the Route 1 sign should be a Illinois State Route sign, not a Iowa or Kentucky State Route Sign. Next, the trailblazers with the Interstate 57 sign are wrong. The "TO" and "arrow" sign should be a blue background and white font.
An updated version of the error above. The county or village put a new incorrect sign up. (March, 2016)
Junction sign on IL St Rt 251 for I-39 and U.S. Rt. 51. The error is with the IL St Rt 251 sheild. This should be a U.S. 51 shield. This sign is near LaSalle-Peru.
A street sign on IL St Rt 251 in Rutland.
This sign should have a white background. Sign located near Peru Mall; Peru, IL. (February, 2005)
A set of guide markers on WB U.S. Rt. 24, at Gilman. U.S. Rt. 45 enters the intersection from the right of the picture. This is a "T" intersection, with U.S. Rt. 24 as the thru road. The arrows for U.S. Rt. 45 should be ahead and to the right, not left. (January, 2010)
A mis hung "U-Turn" sign in Gilman on Central Street. (January, 2010)
A mis hung "U-Turn" sign in La Salle on Canal Street. (March, 2010)

A contractor error with detour signs. "US US 24"? The picture on the left is on WB U.S. Rt. 24 in Forest. The picture on the right is on NB IL St Rt 47 at Saunemin. (June, 2011)
Should be JCT U.S. 24/U.S. 45. WB U.S. Rt. 24/SB U.S. Rt. 45 in Gilman. (June, 2012)
The "Illinois" on each shield should be "ILLINOIS". NB IL St Rt 251 near Oglesby. (June, 2012)
A divided highway sign on NB IL St Rt 178 hung upside down. (September, 2012)
A mis-colored banner and arrow in Odell. (June, 2013)
A guide marker for a service on NB IL 50. This is generally not on a park sign, but with the brand logo and blue arrow. (September, 2013)
An oddly placed curve sign on WB Reed Road at the Mazon/Maine Township line near Mazon, IL. (January, 2015)
A mis-marked street sign in Minooka. This is on U.S. Rt. 6. (August, 2015)
A miscolored one-way sign in Bourbonnais. (August, 2015)
A mis-colored guide sign. This should have a green background, not blue. EB IL 17 in Limestone. (January, 2016)
A sign indicating access to the plant from I-24 that should read U.S. Rt. 24. Located west of Gilman. (July, 2016)
An error on the Illinois state highway shield. Located on SB I-55 north of Pontiac. (May, 2018)
The sign set-up for the SB I-57 shield is missing the direction arrow. Set-up along EB N 6000W Road (Bourbonnais Parkway) in Bourbonnais. (November, 2018)
An error with this sign set-up is the missing direction arrow. This marker is on EB 6000N Road (Bourbonnais Parkway) in Bourbonnais. (November, 2018)
The sign set-up for the NB I-57 shield is missing the direction arrow. Set-up along WB 6000N Road (Bourbonnais, Parkway) in Bourbonnais. (November, 2018)
The "TO" and the arrow in the top row should be reversed. This is on the ramp from NB I-57 to 6000N Road (Bourbonnais Parkway) in Bourbonnais. There is a similar sign with a similar error on the ramp from SB I-57 at the same interchange. (November, 2018)

The sign set-up is on WB 6000N Road (Bourbonnais Parkway) in Bourbonnais. There error with this set-up is U.S. 45 & 52 go both directions through this intersection, not one one way and the other to the other way. Also, U.S. Rt. 52 is an east-west highway; not a north-south highway. (November, 2018)
A guide marker on SB U.S. Rt. 45/EB U.S. Rt. 52 in Bourbonnais. The banner above the U.S. Rt. 52 marker should read "East". (November, 2018)
A guide marker on NB U.S. Rt. 45/WB U.S. Rt. 52 in Bourbonnais. The banner above the U.S. Rt. 52 marker should read "West". (November, 2018)
The divided highway ahead sign should be a keep right sign. Error located on SB Mc Linden Road in Minooka. (February, 2019)
An error on the Illinois 23 sign on SB I-55 near Pontiac. (June, 2019)
An error on the U.S. 45/52 shield along NB U.S. Rt. 45/WB U.S. Rt. 52 in Kankakee. (July, 2019)

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