Illinois State Museum Prepares Exhibit For Centennial Of Historic Route 66, And Wants Your ContributionsHistoric Route 66, which of course had one of its terminal points in Chicago, turns 100 in a few years. And an Illinois museum needs your help to celebrate the milestone.
Congress Goes On Recess Without Route 66 Preservation FundsRoute 66, also called the "Mother Road," was born in 1926 after the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation's first federal highway system, bringing together existing local and state roads from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.
Plan Seeks To Designate Route 66 As National Historic TrailA new proposal moving through Congress seeks to designate Route 66, the highway that connected Chicago to Los Angeles and was once an economic driver for small towns across a post-World War II United States, as a National Historic Trail.
Illinois To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Route 66The Mother Road starts in Chicago and travels to California.
Route 66 Added To List of America's Most Endangered PlacesHistorically known as “America’s Super-Highway,” modern-day Route 66 has lost a lot of the luster it had in its post-WWII heyday—back when the highway symbolized a new economic start for the U.S.
Historic "Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket" Route 66 Sign Taken Down To Be RefurbishedA neon piece of Americana outside a suburban restaurant along Route 66 has been taken down for the first time in 71 years.
5 Must-See Cities On Your Midwest Road TripA profile of the five must-see cities on a road trip through the Midwest
Must-See Sites Along Route 66A look at five must-see sites along one of America's most famous highways -- Route 66
A History Lover's Travel Guide To ChicagoThe Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.
Best RV Road Trips In The USOne of the best ways to explore America's great outdoors is with an RV.
Chinese Student Arrives in Chicago After Walking Most Of Route 66A small contingent of his blog readers met Boyi Ouyang near Jackson and Michigan Avenue as he wheeled his bag to a stop near the sign that marks the end of Route 66.
Route 66 Gets Electric Charging Stations In IllinoisThe project will allow drivers of electric cars to zoom along the 300-mile stretch from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River near St. Louis.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany know Chicago is known as "the Windy City" and Wrigley Field is one of America's oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
Most Romantic Scenery Across AmericaSet a date to go exploring some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in America. Many of the most romantic scenery locations in America can be found on exotic islands, nestled among the mountains and along historic highways.
Historian Says Truck Traffic Driving Away Tourists On Route 66An historian and guardian of Route 66 says the historic mother road to the pacific shore is getting swamped by trucks using a massive logistic center in tiny Elwood Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.