The John F. Kennedy Expressway runs east-west in the Chicago Area. It starts at the Circle Interchange in Downtown Chicago and runs to O'Hare International Airport. The CTA Blue Line runs between the in and outbound lanes of the expressway.
This expressway opened in 1960. The orignial name was the Northwest Expressway. It was renamed to honor the late president in 1963.
In Downtown Chicago the expressway was designed with many exits 500 feet apart. In recent years the IDOT has closed a few of the exits to make this strech of highway safer. The Kennedy Expressway passes through the following towns in Illinois. Chicago
The Kennedy Expressway is controlled by the Illinois Department of Tranportation.