If you have plans on seeing family or friends or anything else Thanksgiving week, be prepared to wait in your vehicle for a minute.

Sorry, I meant hours. Hours.

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If you live in the Rockford area and you plan on taking I90 into Chicago for a Thanksgiving visit or a Black Friday shopping spree you already know things can get pretty hairy right around O'Hare.

That's about when I90 becomes the Kennedy Expressway and most of the time turns into a slow-moving parking lot.

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Thanksgiving week, it appears everywhere going in (and out) of Chicago could be challenging.

NBC 5 in Chicago says AAA expects "more than triple the delays are expected."

Here are the worst times to travel in Chicago this week.

  • Wednesday, November 24: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 25: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, November 26: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 27: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 28: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Photo by Jake Blucker on Unsplash
Photo by Jake Blucker on Unsplash

If you want to have the glass full approach to traveling into Chicago Thanksgiving week, you can always leave early or drive late at night.

Then again, who wants to do that? That may explain why the roads are going to be jammed this week.

So who knows, maybe you'll have time to dig into that special dish you had planned on bringing to Grandma's in Chicago while sitting on the Kennedy?

While in Chicago, you should try a hot dog. Here are 5 Must-Have Hot Dog Experiences in the Windy City that will Change Your Life

One look at these five Chicago hot dog spots and you will start to feel something move inside you. That's your hunger. Come eat and your life will never be the same.

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