Where Are the Shields?

US 24/Illinois 29 in Peoria

In downtown Peoria, Illinois, this sign is trying to direct traffic on US 24 and Illinois route 29. Neither the US shield nor the Illinois square sign is shown. It's probably a city-made sign.

Just below that sign, you can also see the Illinois mileage markers used to indicate mileage on highways. Unlike Iowa's markers, the Illinois markers count mileage on a county-by-county basis. Often, they'll be installed at some convenient point, leading to situations such as the one shown at this location, with mileage reported to the hundredth mile.