Wednesday, November 22, 2017

US-14 (Northwest Highway) and US-12 (Rand Road) Tied Going Into Championship Round

This weekend, the Illinois State High School Championships go into the fifth, and final round.

US-14 and US-12 are tied at one apiece.



Prairie Ridge



Lake Zurich

And, they will be playing each other for the IHSA Class 6A  Championship in DeKalb, Illinois, at Huskie Stadium (NIU)

Great Year Guys.  --RoadDog

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lincoln Highway Wins the 2017 IHSA Showdown

The last Route 66 team, Edwardsville was eliminated last Saturday.

There are still two Lincoln Highway teams left in the state championship playoffs:


Lincoln Way East (Frankfort)



Wishing both teams good luck Saturday.


Monday, November 20, 2017

The Jinx at Pine and Third Street in DeKalb in 1917

From the October 4, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"The corner of Pine and Third streets in DeKalb seems to have a jinx there lately.  A week ago, some motorist came around the corner with too much speed and the result was torn up parking and a tree minus bark.  Residents did not see the car.

"Yesterday, a man on horseback was coming at a fast clip, when the horse stumbled and fell on the pavement throwing him."

Hey, Watch Your Speed at Third and Pine.  --RoadSpeed

Friday, November 17, 2017

20 Essential Road Trip Songs-- Part 2: "On the Road Again:

*  heard before  **  real good (hadn't heard before):

10.  TICKET TO RIDE--  Beatles  *

9.  CAROLINA ON MY MIND--  James Taylor  *

8.  INTERSTATE 8--   Modest Mouse

7.  ROAD TO NOWHERE--  Talking Heads  *

6.  MIDNIGHT RIDER--  Allman Brothers  *

5.  CALIFORNIA--  Tchad Blake Mix-- Phantom Planet  **

4.  NO CARS GO--  Arcade Fire

3.  RUNNING ON EMPTY--  Jackson Browne  *

2.  ON THE ROAD AGAIN--  Willie Nelson  *

1.  BORN TO RUN--  Bruce Springsteen  *

Name That Tune (from the above songs):  "The Life I Love Is Making Music With My Friends."  Answer below.  --RoadDog

"On the Road Again"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

20 Essential Road Trip Songs-- Part 1: "Another Travelin' Song"

July 25, 2013, "20 Essential Road Songs for Your Road Trip Playlist" Rachel Haos.

Most of these songs were ones I had not heard before.  I went to You Tube to hear those.  **  Real Good song.  *  Heard Before.

20.  THE HIGH ROAD--  Broken Bells

19.  ANOTHER TRAVELIN' SONG--  Bright Eyes

18.  BIG JET PLANE--  Angus and Julia Stone

17.  CRUISE NIGHT--  John K. Samson  **

16.  DAYLIGHT--  Matt & Kim  **

15.  PASSENGER--  Iggy Pop  **

14.  WEST COAST--  Coconut Records  **

13.  HOME--  Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros *

12.  FAST CARS--  Traci Chapman  *

11.  101--  Albert Hammond, Jr.  **  (Creepy video)

Well Worth Giving a Listen to This Whole List.  --RoadDog

2017 Rand Road (US-12) -Northwest Highway (US-14) Showdown-- Part 5

After three rounds, Northwest Highway (US-14) leads Rand Road (US-12) 2-1.



Maine South (Park Ridge)


Prairie Ridge  (Crystal lake)



Lake Zurich

Fourth Round This Saturday.  --RoadDog

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Lincoln Highway-Route 66 Showdown-- Part 7: Lincoln Highway Leads 5-1

At  the end of three weeks, the IHSA hiogh school football playoffs between the two famous roads reads Lincoln Highway 5  Route 66 1.






Lincoln-Way East  (Frankfort




Providence Catholic  (New Lenox)




Newman Central Catholic (Sterling)

Should Be Interesting.  --RoadDog

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Horses on the Run in 1917

From the March 8, 2017, MidWeek  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"Fairdale had an exciting time Tuesday when three teams of horses ran away at one time.''The Crill team, Ben Warner's and Charles Yaeger's teams took part.

"Nothing serious resulted except damage to wagons and harnesses."

Something you don't hear much about anymore.

Watch Out for Those Runaway Horses!!  --RoadDog

Saving the Knights of the Ties in 1917

From the March 1, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"There were but four lonely knights of the ties who applied at the police station last night for a place to sleep, and were more than glad to get in out of the cold.  When the authorities found out how cold it was this morning the fellows were held over today and will not be turned loose until the weather gets warmer.

"A couple of the wandering were dressed very thinly and had they ventured out today would probably have been found later, frozen to death."

Knights of the Ties=  Hobos

Mighty Cold in DeKalb County.  --RoadDog

The Tire Business Is Good in 1917

From the February 15, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"Corey & Son who operate the tire shop at North Third Street in DeKalb have just completed the installation of new machinery for tire vulcanizing.

"The business in this line has increased by bounds and jumps with the Coreys, and they have secured services of another man in order to get the work out when wanted."

Tire Me Up Another.  --RoadDog

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Perils of Driving in 1917

From the February 15, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1917, 100 Years Ago.

"A Milan farmer started out for DeKalb this morning when his car backfired and caught fire.  Deanis Garage was called and McConn and Riegard with Captain Wall of the fire station went out with fire extinguishers.

"By the time they arrived at the scene the fire was out and one wire was found to be burned and that was the extent of the damage.  The car was brought to the local garage for minor repairs."

I Don't Remember Ever Having My Car Backfire.  --RoadDog

Saturday, November 11, 2017

National Cemeteries in Wisconsin and North Carolina for Veterans Day

Places to pay your respects today and any day.

From the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wood National Cemetery--  Milwaukee

Fort Winnebago Cemetery Soldiers' Lot---  Portage

Forest Hills Cemetery Soldiers' Lot--  Madison

Forest Home Cemetery Soldiers' Lot--  Milwaukee

Fort Crawford Cemetery Soldiers' Lot--  Prairie du Chien

Mound Cemetery Soldiers' Lot--  Racine


New Bern National Cemetery

Raleigh National Cemetery

Salisbury National Cemetery

Wilmington National Cemetery

I Have My Flags Up.  Thanks Veterans.  --RoadDog

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 10 in History-- Part 2: Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial Dedicated

1954--  The Iwo Jima Memorial, inspired by the famous Associated Press photograph of the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi during World War II, was dedicated by President Dwight Eisenhower in Arlington, Va..

1969--  The children's program "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

1975--  The ore-hauling ship Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.

1982--  The newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was opened to its first visitors.

1989--  Workers began punching a hole in the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions.

A Lot Happening On This Day.  --RoadDog

November 10th in History-- Part 1: Marine Corps Organized

 From the Chicago Tribune.

1775--  The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.

1871--  Journalist-explorer Henry Stanley found missionary David Livingstone in central Africa.

1919--  The American Legion held its first national convention in Minneapolis.

1941--  Winston Churchill delivered a speech in London in which he said, "I have not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire."


Thursday, November 9, 2017

2017 US-12 vs, US-14 Football Showdown-- Part 4: US-14 Leads 3-1

Going into the 3rd round, US-14 (Northwest Highway) leads US-12 (Rand Road) 3-1.



Mainse South  (ParkRidge)


Prairie Ridge  (Crystal Lake)


Marian Central  (Woodstock)



Lake Zurich

Going to Be Mighty Cold This Weekend.  --RoadDog