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Route Suggestions expressway alternative?

This weekend I will be visiting my sister and was thinking about taking the bike instead of the car. I live in Morton Grove and she lives in Homer Glenn. Can anyone suggest an alternative more scenic route then the expressway? A little out of the way is fine, but taking a detour through Iowa will not work.

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Hmmm...I would work your way over to 45, take that south to Archer (171) and make a right (west). Take 171 to Route 83/171 junction and make a left (south). It'll curve to the right after Route 83 splits from 171 at a light. STAY ON 171...immediatly after the curve will be a light for Bell Road. Make a left there and that will take you into Homer Glen.

That's the way I would go, but I haven't been north on 45 in a while.

There are probably more 'scenic' routes, but this one is pretty direct while taking you through some much nicer areas...especially south of I-55.

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I agree with Cerk. I lived in Homer Glen and that is a decent route.
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Do you want to avoid the Bad Bad Leroy Brown part of Chicago, or do you want the extra adrenalin rush?

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Thinking more suburban then then inner city.

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Hmmm...I would work your way over to 45, take that south to Archer (171) and make a right (west). Take 171 to Route 83/171 junction and make a left (south). It'll curve to the right after Route 83 splits from 171 at a light. STAY ON 171...immediatly after the curve will be a light for Bell Road. Make a left there and that will take you into Homer Glen.

That's the way I would go, but I haven't been north on 45 in a while.

There are probably more 'scenic' routes, but this one is pretty direct while taking you through some much nicer areas...especially south of I-55.
Thanks, past I-55 I do like 45 and archer, before that, it seems one stop light after another, but thanks again a good alternative.

Anyone familiar with local 53, would that be a decent route or full of stoplights as well?

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I don't know how you're going to avoid the stoplights up there!

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There are a couple of nice roads in that area...95th/104th/107th...and a side road off of McCarthy as well.

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Willow springs road also
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