By the way, the fastest way to the border is to take LSD south to 57th drive. That curves and turns into Cornell, and then Cornell dumps you onto southbound Stony Island. Take that for about 12 blocks and then there's an on ramp to the Skyway. It's by far the fastest way to get through the City. I used to have to head to Indiana for work constantly and it was pretty painless, even at 4pm-5pm on a weekday.
Dijana KWriter, Videographer, Photographer, outdoorsy type
driving to Indiana for the fourth a couple of years ago was a very bad decision. traffic is bad, there's nowhere to park. i had the same idea as you and figured people would stay in the city and spend time with their families. but we ended up driving around for hours trying to find parking and eventually just came back to the city.
I go to NWI often... on a good traffic day it's an hour + 15 min... honestly, just leave an hour before normal & you should be good. don't quote me on that, but really, without bad weather, that should be fine! happy travels :)