Air Force Bases

Nike Missile Locations Illinois

StateSite NameMissile TypeDefense AreaSite LocService DatesControl site condition/ownerLaunch Site condition/owner
ILC-72Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/10L-UChicago - GaryAddison1957 - Apr 1974FDSFDS
C-80Nike 2B, 4C/60A/24L-AAChicago - GaryArlington Heights (dual site)1950 - Aug 1974FDSFDS
C-40Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryBurnham Park1955 - Aug 1963FDSFDS
C-98Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryFort SheridanJul 1954 - 1963FDSFDS
C-44Nike 2B, 4C/60A/24L-AAChicago - GaryHegewisch/ Wolf Lake (dual site)1955 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
C-49/50Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/11L-UChicago - GaryHomewood1957 - Apr 1974FDSFDS
C-41Nike 1B, 2C/18H, 30A/12L-UChicago - GaryJackson Park1955 - Jun 1971FDSFDS
C-61Nike 2B/12H, 20A/8L-UChicago - GaryLemont1955 - Nov 1968FDSFDS
C-94Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryLibertyville1955 - 1963FDSFDS
C-03Nike 3B, 2C/18H, 20A/20L-UA, (12L-H)Chicago - GaryMontrose/ BelmontOct 1955 - June 1965FDSFDS
C-92Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryMundelein1956 - 1963Obliterated, Glenview Naval Air StationObliterated, Glenview Naval Air Station
C-70Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryNaperville1956 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
C-93Nike 2B/12H, 20A/8L-UChicago - GaryNorthfield/ Skokie1955 - Apr 1974FDSFDS
C-54Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryOrland Park1955 - Dec 1961FDSFDS
C-84Nike 1B, 2C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryPalatine1956 - 1963FDSFDS
C-51Nike 2B, 1C/30A/12L-AChicago - GaryWorth/Palos1956 - Mar 1963FDSFDS
SL-90Nike 3D/18H/12L-USaint LouisAlton/ Pere MarquetteMay 1960 - Dec 1968Intact, Abandoned, Pere Marquette State ParkAbandoned, Pere Marquette State Park
SL-40Nike 3D/18H/12L-USaint LouisHeckerMay 1960 - Dec 1968Beck VoTech SchoolFDS
SL-10Nike 3D/18H/12L-USaint LouisMarineMay 1960 - Dec 1968Private ownership, abandonedPrivate ownership, abandoned

Note that there are additional locations that cover the Chicago Area in Indiana.
There are additional locations that cover the Saint Louis Area in Missouri.

Nike Missile Type Key

Missile Storage: C=Ajax only, original design B=Ajax or Hercules, some modifications were required for the elevator to handle the Hercules launcher. D= Either, increaed access room in the magazine
Missile Launcher: A=Ajax AA=Double Ajax launchers AG=Above Ground H=Hecrules L=Launcher K=Unoffical designation for Alaskan above ground launchers U=Uniersal launcher UA=1/2 Universal and 1/2 Ajax launchers UU=Double Univeral launchers
Note: Launchers converted to Hercules are given in paraenthesis, e.g. (8L-H)

This data is from the book To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program