Back to photos of Illinois 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 : Scenes from “The Blues Brothers” and “Prison Break” were filmed at the Joliet Correctional Center. Lincoln, IL – 2014 : The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County is the non-profit organization saving the Mill, a former restaurant. Dwight, IL – 2008 : Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station is also known as Becker’s Marathon Gas Station. Litchfield, IL – 2014 : The Ariston Café is a historic restaurant that was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2006. 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. Joliet, IL – 2014 : The Route 66 park has a 12-foot tall “Joliet Kicks on Route 66 shield”. The Springfield, IL – 2014 : Cozy Dog Drive-In is famous for its “Cozy Dog”, a deep fried, battered hot dog on a stick. Litchfield, IL – 2014 : The restored Vic Suhling neon sign can be found at the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center. Braidwood, IL – 2004 : Jake and Elwood Blues welcome visitors to the Polk-a-Dot Drive-In.