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June 2009

Run for Those "Over There"

Start your engines to help support our troops!

Run for Those "Over There"

Join us for our 50 mile run to South Park in Wilmington!
All vehicles welcome!

All proceeds to benefit Operation: MOMS Cookies Inc., NFP*

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lincoln, Beverly and Oak Hill Cemetery
12300 Kendie Ave., Chicago

All riders must register
Pre-register before July 31 $15.00
After July 31 $20.00

Please view our Poster and Sponsorship Form below.

Joliet Prison Park Grand Opening

You’re invited to Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Old Joliet Prison Park!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

1:00 Pm - 5:00 PM

Prison Parking Lot
1125 Collins St., Joliet

Visit and click on “Old Joliet Prison” to learn more details about the event and the renovations to the new Prison Park exhibit or call 1-877-4JOLIET.


Thresherman's Parade

Thresherman's Parade

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Click here to find out about the Pontiac Dogs Silent Auction - Ends September 1, 2009

The dogs will have seats of honor during the parade and will go home with their new owners following the festivities.

Pontiac Dogs Silent Auction

Who let the dogs out?

These charming sculptures will be sitting very obediently in the square in Pontiac greeting visitors throughout the Summer.

There will be a silent auction for the dogs until September 1, 2009. The dogs will have seats of honor at the Thresherman's Parade. The winners of the dogs will receive their dogs following the parade.

More Pontiac Dogs...

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Dixie Travel Plaza Grand Opening!

Welcome the Dixie Travel Plaza as a new member of the Route 66 Association of Illinois!

These folks are big promoters of Route 66!

Come celebrate their Grand Opening!

Dixie Travel Plaza

McLean, IL

Saturday, June 27, 2009

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

For more information contact Tina or Ashleigh



Harleys Descend Upon the Museum!

On June 12, 2009, a group of Harley-Davidson riders stopped in at the museum on their way to a big Harley meet in Springfield. Here are some pictures of their stay with us.

Our sincere thanks to Jim Jones tor providing these great photos!

The End.

Walldogs Announce “Mystery Mural”

Press Release from the City of Pontiac, Illinois:

Taste of Joliet Inaugural Custom & Classic Car Show

Taste of Joliet Inaugural Custom & Classic Car Show

June 28, 2009

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Joliet Memorial Stadium

Click here to view our flyer for complete details!

Explore Our Calendar!

See what's coming up along the Mother Road!

You can access a full month calendar of events by clicking on the word Calendar under the Discover Menu to the left.

There is also a calendar conveniently located in the navigation bar to the left.

Wherever you access the calendar from, it works exactly the same.

Here's how it works:

Got Content?

EditorWe welcome your Route 66 news, stories, photos and events for publication in our newsletter or on our web site!

Submit it here

Send us your change of address to:
110 W Howard St
Pontiac, IL, 61764
or use our handy contact form

Learning to use our calendar puts the fun and adventure of Route 66 at your fingertips. It's easy to discover the when, what and where of events along the road.

Here's How!

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.