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Location and Transportation


Manteno is itself a small town situated just close enough to the bustling city of Chicago to allow its residents easy access to the great amenities of the big city.

Its location in Kankakee County places it just 40 miles south of the Loop via Interstate 57. The interstate runs north-south along the western border of the community, offering quick travel to additional towns such as Orland Park, Kankakee and Champaign. Route 45 to the west and Route 50 to the east also wind through the area, providing residents with access to plenty of shopping, businesses and healthcare facilities within 20 minutes.

Additional thoroughfares reachable from Manteno include Route 30 and Indiana’s Route 65.


Affordable public transit is available through the Metra rail station in nearby University Park (1900 University Parkway). Commuters can take advantage of Metra’s Electric Line, providing travel to Chicago’s Millennium Station in under one hour. The train makes a number of stops to neighboring communities located along the line as well.

For regional, national and international air travel, Manteno is perfectly situated near both Chicago airports. Midway International Airport is only 60 minutes north of the community, while O’Hare International Airport is around 75 minutes away. Additionally, the Greater Kankakee Airport is a short distance from Manteno, just off of Interstate 57.

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