Love’s Travel Stops opens new location in Illinois

24/7 sites will help keep professional drivers on the road

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 14, 2022Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Monroe Center, Illinois, thanks to a travel stop that opened Thursday. The store, located off Interstate 39 at Exit 111 (16991 East Illinois Route 72), adds 70 truck parking spaces and 55 jobs to Ogle County.


“Love’s is continuing to open new locations to provide customers with clean and safe places to stop, making summer travels more convenient,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “The Love’s in Monroe Center is the company’s 32nd location in Illinois, and our team members are excited to help get professional truck drivers and four-wheel customers back on the road quickly and safely.”


The location is open 24/7 and offers many amenities, including:


  • More than 12,000 square feet.
  • Godfather’s Pizza and Subway (opening July 18).
  • 70 truck parking spaces.
  • 64 car parking spaces.
  • Four RV parking spaces.
  • Seven diesel bays.
  • Six showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • CAT scale.
  • Bean-to-cup gourmet coffee.
  • Brand-name snacks.
  • Fresh Kitchen concept.
  • Mobile to Go Zone with the latest GPS, headsets and smartphone accessories.
  • Dog park.

In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will donate $2,000 to Stillman Valley High School.

Love's Travel Stop employees in front of a store in Monroe Center, Illinois.

About Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stop s is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 590 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 37,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has over 430 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network with over 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles available for customers. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.