Over the hills and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go for the holidays! Check the fastest routes, construction routes, cheapest gas prices and more.

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'Tis the season for travel.

Nothing beats being home for the holidays, and for many of us, it means packing up gifts, kids and more in the car and heading out on the road.

This year, I'll be traveling to three different destinations over the course of two days with a newborn. Whoa! But, with these handy tips, we will get to our destination in no time.

 

In order to make your travel plans easier, here are some great tools and resources to make sure you get to your destination safe and with the least amount of travel related headaches.

To find the fastest route to your destination, or your way home via car:

Avoid road construction with this helpful map:

See the most current traffic conditions on Illinois Interstates:

Find the closest Rest Areas and Welcome Centers:

Have an emergency? Here is who to call:

Find lowest gas prices to fill up your tank:

Be safe on the roads this holiday weekend! Please do NOT drink and drive.

While you are out on Christmas Eve, grab a free cup of coffee from the Illinois Tollway!