Illinois Reference Information

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Other Resources

  • Google Map Tools (useful for drawing arbitrary polygons to use in AM requests)


Downstate Counties

Note: links are GIS resources unless otherwise indicated - Sites marked with a $ have fee based access.

Road Categorization

See Road Naming (USA), Road Types (USA) and Illinois Roads By Type (coming soon)

Road Construction

See Illinois Construction for a list of LONG TERM Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map. (coming soon)

Speed / Red Light Cameras

List of cities in Illinois that use red light cameras (R). Speed cameras may be in use in construction zones statewide. Chicago is currently the only community to authorize the use of speed cameras. (source: IIHS, updated 01/04/2013)

Chicago was testing speed cameras at four locations: on the 2200 block of West Pershing Road near McKinley Park, on the 6500 block of North Western Avenue near Warren Park, on the 6300 block of South King Drive near Dulles Elementary School and on the 1400 block of West Division near North Montessori School. Tickets are not expected to be issued until Spring of 2013 at the earliest. (source: NBC Chicago) Update: testing ended on January 3, 2013 and the cameras are to be removed.

  • Addison
  • Algonquin
  • Alsip
  • Aurora
  • Bedford Park
  • Bellwood
  • Bensenville
  • Berwyn
  • Blue Island
  • Burbank
  • Cahokia
  • Calumet City
  • Carol Stream
  • Chicago locations (courtesy of the Chicago Department of Transportation)
  • Cook County
  • Country Club Hills
  • Countryside
  • Des Plaines
  • East Dundee
  • East St. Louis
  • Elgin
  • Elmwood Park
  • Forest Park
  • Fox Lake
  • Franklin Park
  • Geneva
  • Granite City
  • Gurnee
  • Highland Park
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Hometown
  • Homewood
  • Lake in the Hills
  • Lake Zurich
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnwood
  • Lisle
  • Lyons
  • Markham
  • Maywood
  • Melrose Park
  • Morton Grove
  • New Lenox
  • North Chicago
  • North Riverside
  • Northfield
  • Northlake
  • Oak Forest
  • Oak Lawn
  • Olympia Fields
  • Orland Park
  • Palatine
  • Palos Heights
  • Richton Park
  • Roselle
  • Schiller Park
  • Skokie
  • South Chicago Heights
  • South Holland
  • St. Charles
  • Stickney
  • Streamwood
  • Summit
  • Tinley Park
  • Villa Park
  • Warrenville
  • Wauconda
  • Waukegan
  • Westchester
  • Western Springs
  • Wheeling
  • Wilowbrook
  • Winfield
  • Worth

To-do Lists

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Useful Links

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Editing Guides

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