This past Monday, I drove to Hebron, Illinois, to pick up our boat from storage.
Whenever I go there to pick up or drop off for the winter, I always have a meal at Kaitie's on the corner of Il-47 and Il-173. Great food and at reasonable prices and in an old place. If I remember correctly, the place was built around 1900 and for many years served as the town's drug store.
Being at the corner, it is a great place to watch traffic driving by. I was amazed at the large number of trucks driving through the intersection. Illinois Highway 173, is a major east-west route running along the Illinois-Wisconsin border. The other road, Highway 47, runs north-south from the Wisconsin border to the north, about two miles away, to just west of Champaign, Illinois.
Illinois 47 is the main road we use going to Route 66 in Dwight and when we drive to points east. This gets us around the Chicago hassle.
Both roads go through some of the richest farmland in the nation.
Omelets and Burgers at Kaitie's. --RoadDog