Route 53 Discussion
As conversations advance regarding the proposed Route 53 extension through Lake County, the Village of Hawthorn Woods is closely monitoring the dialogue and the design impacts of the proposed roadway through Hawthorn Woods. We plan to keep our residents informed as we receive information on activities from the Illinois Tollway or related agencies working on their behalf. We will keep you updated through press releases shared on our Village Facebook page and through our e-blast communications. For Village updates, please continue to check this Village webpage.
Illinois Tollway - Illinois Route 53/120 Project Website
Hawthorn Woods Resolution No. 11-23-15-1 (Opposition to Route 53)
A resolution opposing the extension of Route 53 through the Village of Hawthorn Woods
Route 53 Contact Information
Contact information for elected officials and public employees associated with the proposed Route 53 project.
Hawthorn Woods Town Hall Meeting Presentation
August 17, 2015
Download the PDF version
Aaron Lawlor (Lake County Board Chairman)
Statement on the Future of the Route 53/120 Project
May 17, 2016
Read letters from the Village of Hawthorn Woods to organizations such as the Illinois Tollway Authority, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and Governor Rauner
Read press release from the Village of Hawthorn Woods regarding the proposed Route 53 extension project.
View Press Releases
Read news articles published by local media sources regarding Hawthorn Woods and the proposed Route 53 extension project.
View the Village of Hawthorn Woods chronological archives of letters and press releases regarding the Route 53 Discussion. (Scroll down to "Route 53 Discussion")