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May 2012

2012 Hall of Fame Nominations Announced

We proudly announce those who will be inducted into the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame at our Annual Hall of Fame Banquet. This year's banquet and induction ceremony will be held on June 9 at Lincoln College, in Lincoln, IL.

The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame recognizes "those people and places along Route 66 whose blend of hardy individualism and grassroots community spirit gave the road such special character."

To qualify for election to the Hall of Fame, nominees must have made significant contributions to the character or history of the Illinois portion of Route 66 from 1926 to 1977 while it was an official United States highway in the State of Illinois.

Funk's Grove Midpoint Tour Artwork

This outstanding work of art was created by Diaz Sign Art in Pontiac, IL to commemorate this year's Motor Tour theme: The Funk's Grove Midpoint Tour.

Have you signed up to join us yet? Please do - we'd love to Motor Tour along Illinois Route 66 with you!

Click for registration information.


Old Canal Days

Friday, June 15, 2012 (All day)

Lockport, IL

Catsup Bottle Summerfest

Sunday, July 8, 2012 (All day)

Collinsville, IL

Pontiac 175th Anniversary/Pre War Festival

Friday, June 29, 2012 (All day) - Saturday, June 30, 2012 (All day)

Pontiac, IL

Taste of Joliet

Friday, June 29, 2012 (All day) - Saturday, June 30, 2012 (All day)

Joliet, IL

Cruise Night

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 (All day)

Berwyn, IL


Sunday, June 3, 2012 (All day)

Joliet, IL

Depot District Clean Sweep Garage Sale

Saturday, June 9, 2012 (All day)

Berwyn, IL

New Orleans North

Friday, June 8, 2012 (All day)

Joliet, IL

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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.