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Pictures from Illinois

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Joliet, IL - 2014 : The Route 66 park has a 12-foot tall "Joliet Kicks on Route 66 shield”.

Lincoln, IL - 2014 : The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County is the non-profit organization saving the Mill, a former restaurant.

Atlanta, IL - 2014 : Before moving to Atlanta, "Tall Paul", the Muffler Man with giant hot dog could be found in Cicero, IL

Joliet, IL - 2014 : Dick’s Towing is a towing business and roadside attraction across from the Route 66 Park.

Litchfield, IL - 2014 : Route 66 shields can be found on several places on the road, this one near the Sky View Drive-In Theater in Litchfield, IL.

The Springfield, IL - 2014 : Cozy Dog Drive-In is famous for its “Cozy Dog”, a deep fried, battered hot dog on a stick.

Joliet, IL - 2014 : across the road from the main Joliet Correctional Center, is this 1896 building. It was in use till 1932 as a women's prison. Later it was used as an annex and reception unit for the men's prison.

Joliet, IL - 2014 : The Rich & Creamy ice cream store was restored back to the retro appearance from its heyday.

Dwight, IL - 2008 : Ambler's Texaco Gas Station is also known as Becker's Marathon Gas Station.

Joliet, IL - 2014 : Scenes from "The Blues Brothers" and "Prison Break" were filmed at the Joliet Correctional Center.

Odell, IL - 2014 : This Standard Oil Gasoline station from 1932 is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mount Olive, IL - 2014 : The Soulsby Service Station dates from 1926 and has been restored to its former glory.

Lincoln, IL - 2014 : The Railsplitter Covered Wagon, a huge wagon with a giant statue of Abe Lincoln, is a must see in Lincoln.

Braidwood, IL - 2004 : The Polk-a-Dot Drive-In is a retro-themed restaurant, founded in 1956.

Funks Grove, IL - 2014 : Making sirup is a long-standing family tradition in Funks Grove. It’s spelled sirup, not syrup.

Staunton, IL - 2014 : This sign for the old Stanley Cour-tel Motel can be found at Henry's Ra66it Ranch.

Pontiac, IL - 2014 : This Route 66 Shield mural can be found at the rear of the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum.

Braidwood, IL - 2004 : Jake and Elwood Blues welcome visitors to the Polk-a-Dot Drive-In.

Cicero, IL - 2007 : The hot dogs at Henry’s Drive-In are famous for being "a meal in itself."

Wilmington, IL - 2014 : The Gemini Giant is a Muffler Man, standing outside the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant.

Litchfield, IL - 2014 : The restored Vic Suhling neon sign can be found at the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center.

Litchfield, IL - 2014 : The Ariston Café is a historic restaurant that was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

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