October 2009

Candlelight Christmas - Plainfield, IL

Candlelight Christmas - Plainfield, IL

Saturday, December 5, 2009

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Downtown Plainfield, IL

Come to Downtown Plainfield for a day of holiday shopping, dining, and more. In the evening, watch the lighting of the creche at Plymouth Congregational Church, take a carriage ride, eat roasted chestnuts, and have your picture taken with Santa Claus for free at Gourmet Junction (pictures by Kiwanis Club).

Click for further information about this event on the.MainStreet Plainfield web site.

MainStreet Plainfield, Inc. and Plainfield Community Organizations - Call (815)436-5510.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis - Plainfield, IL

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis - Plainfield, IL

Saturday, December 5, 2009

7:30 AM

Ira Jones Middle School
15320 W. Wallin Drive, Plainfield, IL

7:30 a.m. Race Day Registration opens
9:00 AM. 5K Step-off
10:15 AM. Kid's Dash

Click for more information about this event.

Call (312) 372-2080

Holiday Open House - Plainfield, IL

Holiday Open House - Plainfield, IL

Saturday, December 5, 2009

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Downtown Plainfield, IL

Enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, get some holiday shopping done, and have your gifts wrapped at the gift-wrapping station. Enjoy many other holiday activities including carriage rides, carolers, and holiday story time.

Click here for more information about this event on the MainStreet Plainfield web site.

Call MainStreet Plainfield, Inc.- (815)436-5510

The ComEd Festival of Trees - Joliet, IL

The ComEd Festival of Trees - Joliet, IL

7-day event!

Monday, November 23 - Sunday, November 29, 2009
 

Light up the Holidays Festival and Parade - Joliet, IL

Light up the Holidays Festival and Parade - Joliet, IL

Friday, November 27, 2009

Downtown Joliet, IL


Join USF students, alumni, staff, faculty and administrators for Joliet’s 12th annual day-after-Thanksgiving holiday parade and celebration.

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Call (815)774-6066

Holiday Event - Berwyn

Holiday Event - Berwyn, IL

Saturday, December 12, 2009

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spectacular holiday event in the Depot District. The whole community is invited to enjoy carolers and strolling holiday performers and visit participating businesses hosting special activities, sales, and drawings! Also featuring tractor pulled hayrides, visits with Santa, and winter wonderland music.

Click to visit the Berwyn Development Corporation web site for more information.

Call Berwyn Development Corporation at 708-788-8100.

Route 66 Featured on Travel Site

The lure of Route 66 is spreading! A web site called, Roger Johnson's America, a delightful travelogue of these fifty states has recently added a Route 66 page!

Thank you, Roger, for acknowledging Route 66 as the attraction / destination she is! We are proud to tell folks here about your great travel site!

Click to visit the page dedicated to Route 66 on Roger Johnson's America.

Inspiration on Two Legs

Emory Duick, a 71 year old man from Des Plaines, IL, is accomplishing an amazing feat - he is walking Route 66! Yes indeed, you read right - he started walking on June 2, 2009 from Des Plaines and he is walking the length of Route 66! In fact, he's already traveled 1,300 miles, at the rate of 10 miles a day! He is presently approaching Albequerque, NM for the home stretch, 1,100 miles more to Santa Monica, CA.

Wow. I hope he's logging his activity on the AARP "Get Fit on Route 66" web site!

Click to read the inspiring story in its entirety.

Good Eats on Route 66 Celebrated

We recently discovered an article titled, "Culinary Kicks", published last month on nwitimes.com, an online newspaper from Northwest Indiana. The article describes the importance - and diversity - of food along Route 66 in Illinois. It also names a number of nostalgic restaurants along our stretch of the Mother Road that we are proud to know such as:

Lou Mitchell's Restaurant, Chicago, IL

White Fence Farm, Romeoville, IL

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Historic Maps

Highway GuideWatch Route 66 evolve into The Mother Road  with maps and highway guides from 1917-1992 courtesty of the official Illinois Digital Archives.