Thursday, April 14, 2011

Down Da 66: Braidwood-- Pontiac-- Springfield

Some old news from Route 66 in Illinois.

1. BRAIDWOOD-- From the Dec. 10th Braidwood Journal-- Bob and Nancy Scamen own property at 261 Kane Street and would like to have the old train depot moved there. They are upset that they have received no response from the city.

Back on Dec. 11th, Braidwood agreed to pay $150,000 for a vacant lot at 111 N. Center Street on which to place the structure. The Scamens were asking $140,000 for their property, but dropped it to $110,000.

2. PONTIAC-- Dec. 9th Pontiac Daily Leader-- The bike path along Route 66 is getting closer to being after Chenoa approved its stretch Dec. 8th. It will begin south of the railroad tracks and go south on the former southbound lanes.

3. SPRINGFIELD-- Dec. 10th State-Journal Register. The historical Maisen home might be moved today to a temporary wooden structure inside the hole where it is to be moved. Court and Karen Conn's home has been sitting in the middle of Jackson Street between 6th and 7th streets for nearly a month and face fines of up to $1000 a day. This home was built by a friend of Abraham Lincoln and rumor has it that Lincoln loaned the money for it.

On the Road Again. --RoadDog

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