While North Utica is the proper name for the city, advertising on nearby Interstates 80 and 39 refers to the village by its original name, Utica. In addition, people that live in the area, official Interstate signage, and signs indicating the city limits all refer to the town as Utica. North Utica is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. The population was 977 at the 2000 United States Census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.