We're planning a trip from Ohio to the Black Hills area later this year. I want to avoid 80 around Chicago, so I'm looking at crossing Indiana on US 30 all the way to Joliet, IL, then pick up 80 towards Iowa. We have to stop at the Iowa Machine Shed restaurant in Davenport; the pork chops are awesome. I have two questions regarding US 30 for anyone familiar with the area; is it mostly four lane from Fort Wayne, IN to Joliet, IL, and does it get congested with stop lights going through towns from Valparaiso, IN area to Joliet, IL. US 30 across OH is a nice ride and mostly four lane, but I don't know how it is in Indiana & Illinois.