Chicago Illinois US editable vector map svg free

Editable Vector Map of the Chicago Illinois US in SVG format.
Can be edited in the following programs: Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, InkScape
Principal streets and roads, names places, residential streets and roads, road number labels, water objects, land use areas.

Chicago Illinois US editable vector map svg free

Chicago Illinois US editable vector map svg free

Distributed with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

SEE ALSO FULL VERSION OF THE Chicago Illinois US vector map (Adobe Illustrator, PDF etc.)

Chicago, Illinois, is a sprawling city with a rich tapestry of neighborhoods and thoroughfares. Here are some of its principal streets, roads, and notable districts:


  1. Michigan Avenue: Often referred to as “The Magnificent Mile,” it’s a major north-south street running through downtown Chicago, known for its upscale shopping, iconic architecture, and cultural institutions.
  2. State Street: Another prominent north-south street in downtown Chicago, historically known for its retail establishments, theaters, and landmarks like the Chicago Theatre.
  3. Wacker Drive: An upper and lower level double-decked street that runs along the Chicago River, providing access to many of the city’s skyscrapers and iconic buildings.
  4. Lake Shore Drive: A scenic expressway running along Lake Michigan, offering stunning views of the lake and the city skyline.
  5. Clark Street: A major thoroughfare running north-south through the city, passing through various neighborhoods and commercial districts.
  6. Halsted Street: Another important north-south street, particularly known for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community in the Boystown neighborhood.
  7. Ashland Avenue: A major north-south thoroughfare, traversing diverse neighborhoods and commercial areas.
  8. Western Avenue: One of the longest streets in Chicago, running north-south through various neighborhoods on the city’s west side.


  1. Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94): A major expressway running through the south side of Chicago, connecting the city to neighboring suburbs and Indiana.
  2. Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94): An important interstate highway running through the city, connecting downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport and the northwest suburbs.
  3. Eisenhower Expressway (I-290): Another key interstate highway, connecting downtown Chicago to the western suburbs and beyond.
  4. Stevenson Expressway (I-55): A major interstate highway connecting downtown Chicago to the southwestern suburbs and neighboring states.

City Districts:

  1. The Loop: Chicago’s central business district, named for the loop formed by the elevated train tracks (the “L”) that encircle it. It’s home to many of the city’s iconic skyscrapers, financial institutions, and cultural attractions.
  2. River North: A trendy neighborhood located just north of the Loop, known for its art galleries, upscale dining, and vibrant nightlife.
  3. West Loop: Formerly an industrial area, the West Loop has undergone significant redevelopment and is now a bustling neighborhood filled with trendy restaurants, tech startups, and loft-style residences.
  4. Lincoln Park: A picturesque neighborhood situated along the lakefront, known for its namesake park, Lincoln Park Zoo, and affluent residential areas.
  5. Wicker Park: A hip and eclectic neighborhood on the city’s northwest side, known for its artsy vibe, boutique shops, and diverse dining options.
  6. Hyde Park: Home to the University of Chicago, Hyde Park is a culturally rich neighborhood on the city’s south side, known for its historic architecture, intellectual atmosphere, and diverse community.

These are just a few highlights of Chicago’s extensive network of streets, roads, and neighborhoods, each contributing to the city’s vibrant and dynamic character.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.