As usual, I drove Il-47 south from Woodstock all the way to Mahomet as my way to avoid the Chicago Hassle. I see that the old two-story building at the northeast corner of Il-47 and US-52 has been torn down since I last drove through there. I believe it was a gas station, maybe a restaurant at one time, but has been vacant ever since I started driving the route.
Gas was $2.69 in Yorkville, Illinois, where I filled up as I was nearing empty I stopped at the Burger King in Morris with intention of getting that $1.49 for ten chicken nugget deal. I also had to get their two tacos for $1.49. We liked the Burger King tacos when they had them awhile back as they are pretty close to those wonderful greasy Jack-in-the-Box ones. But, sadly they stopped selling them. Hopefully they are coming back.
From Morris to south of Dwight, I listened to 98.9 FM, playing classic oldies. The station is WJEZ and out of Pontiac. It is 102.9 miles from our house to Route 66 in Dwight.
WLS Top Ten for July 22, 1968: "Born To be Wild"
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