Touhy Avenue

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Touhy Avenue
Illinois 72.svg
Patrick L. Touhy Memorial Avenue
7200 North
LocationChicago, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Niles, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Rosemont, Elk Grove Village
East end1200 W (near Lake Michigan, Chicago)
West endTonne Road, Elk Grove Village (continues west to Arlington Heights Road as Elk Grove Boulevard)

Touhy Avenue is a major street throughout northern Chicago, Illinois as well as the north and northwestern suburbs of the city. It is named for Patrick L. Touhy, a subdivider who was also the son-in-law of Phillip Rogers, an early settler who helped develop Rogers Park.[1][2] Points of interest along Touhy Avenue include Loyola Park, the Winston Towers,[3] the Lincolnwood Town Center, Lincolnwood Produce & Grocery, Loeber Motors, Hebrew Theological College, Village Crossing Shopping Center, the Shure Headquarters Building, the Leaning Tower YMCA, the Pickwick Theatre, and the northern end of O'Hare International Airport.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cook County.


Elk Grove Village0.00.0Tonne RoadWestern terminus; roadway continues as Elk Grove Boulevard
1.11.8 IL 83 (Busse Road)
2.03.2 IL 72 west (Higgins Road)Western end of IL 72 concurrency
Des Plaines4.47.1 IL 72 east (Lee Street)Eastern end of IL 72 concurrency
RosemontDes Plaines line5.08.0 US 12 / US 45 (Mannheim Road)
Park Ridge5.89.3
I-294 south (Tri-State Tollway) – Indiana
Southbound I-294 entrance; northbound I-294 exit only
ChicagoNiles line9.014.5 IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)
NilesChicago line9.915.9 US 14 (Caldwell Avenue)
SkokieLincolnwood line11.919.2 I-94 (Edens Expressway) – Chicago, Milwaukee
Lincolnwood12.019.3 IL 50 (Cicero Avenue)
12.520.1 US 41 (Lincoln Avenue)
Chicago16.426.4Cul-de-sac near Lake MichiganEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Haymer, Don; Tom McNamee (1988). Streetwise Chicago. Chicago: Loyola University Press. p. 125. ISBN 0-8294-0596-8.
  2. ^ Chicago Streets, Chicago History Museum.
  3. ^ Winston Towers,
  4. ^ "Touhy Avenue (Western Section)".
  5. ^ "Touhy Avenue Map (Eastern Section)".

Coordinates: 42°0′42.6″N 87°45′16.8″W / 42.011833°N 87.754667°W / 42.011833; -87.754667