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Pontiac, IL Events Calendar

Thanks to Ellie Alexander, Tourism Director for Pontiac, IL for providing a calendar of events going on in that community.

Click to read Pontiac Calendar of Events, 2012.

Register for the 2012 Motor Tour!

MotorTour.pngThe 2012 Motor Tour Registration form is ready for you to fill out and send in! Marty's waiting by the mailbox!

The Funk's Grove Mid-Point Tour takes place June 8, 9 and 10!

Chain of Rocks Bridge to Elwood - we will see you on the road!

Find out all the events, stops, motels with discounted rates and the menu for the Hall of Fame banquet! Just click the link below to view/download/print your flyer/registration form.

Download the official Motor Tour Flyer/Registration Form.

Please Help Brianna!

The Route 66 Preservation Committee of Illinois urges you to support this worthy cause.

We can help this young lady, suffering from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Please read this flyer, which introduces Brianna Pursell and explains this debilitating disease with which she is afflicted.

Here's a way you can help raise money to help Brianna - purchase raffle tickets for the Brianna Pursell Benefit Raffle from:

James Anderson (847) 721-6743

Donation: $1.00 each ticket / 6 tickets for $5.00

Drawing to be held May 6, 2012

R.I.P. Francis Mowrey, Hall of Famer

We are sad to report the death of one of our Hall of Fame recipients, Illinois State Police Captain, Francis Mowrey. Captain Mowrey was inducted into the Hall of Fame on June 9, 1990.

Read more about this fine gentleman and dedicated Route 66 supporter in his obituary in the Pantograph.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Capt. Mowrey's family and friends.

Red Carpet Corridor 2012

It's time for the annual Red Carpet Corridor event!

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2012 are the dates. Mark your calendar and get ready to kick off travel season along Route 66! This is the annual celebration in the 13 communities along the 90 miles of Route 66 from Joliet to Towanda.

Family fun galore!

  • Entertainment
  • Flea markets
  • Garage sales
  • Food
  • Vendors
  • Events

Visit their official Red Carpet Corridor website or check out the brochure for complete details.

View and download the Red Carpet Corridor brochure (pg 1).

View and download the Red Carpet Corridor brochure (pg 2).

We are sad to report...

Marty Bilecki, the 52 year old son of longtime members Geri and Marty Bilecki, passed away on Friday, February 3rd.

Services will be Tuesday, February 7th, from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM at:

The Lawn Funeral Home
7732 W. 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-429-3200

Burial will be Wednesday February 8th.

This is the obit from the Tribune:

Author of Route 66 Photo Book to Visit Pontiac

The author of the Book, Polaroid Photos from Route 66, Chris Robleski, will be visiting Pontiac, IL, on a mini-tour of IL 66 on February 10-11, 2012.


Chris will be doing a grass-roots promotional tour for his book, including a visit to the Route 66 Association of Illinois Museum and Hall of Fame, located at 110 W Howard St in Pontiac. We'll update you here on the website as we learn the specific days and times when you might meet the author in person.

Advertise in our Association Newsletter, The 66 News!

Attention, Route 66 Businesses, Attractions and Communities!

fall06 photos.jpgOur newsletter, The 66 News, is mailed to each and every member of our Association. Can you think of a more targeted group with whom to advertise your business or community?

Our newsletter comes out quarterly. The deadline for inclusion in our Spring, 2012 issue is February 15, 2012.

We offer several affordable advertising options in our Newsletter, as follows:

Single Issue Pricing for Advertising in the 66 News
Ads are in black and white only

Whole Page - $125.00
Half Page - $75.00
Business Card size - $25.00
Special Offer - for 1 year of Whole Page or Half Page ads (all 4 issues)
Buy 3 ads, get the 4th FREE
Ads need not all contain the same content

Our Association Treasurer, Marty Blitstein, will gladly help you to purchase your advertisement in our Newsletter.

Contact Marty at:



9280 Drummond
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Route 66 Included in Illinois Lottery Advertisement

Do you recognize any of the locations in this commercial for the Illinois Lottery?

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.

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