Route 66 News

State of the road in Illinois

Using the upcoming Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Weekend as a jumping-off point, the Bloomington Pantagraph takes a look at the current state of the Mother Road in the Land of Lincoln. And despite current problems like a faltering economy…

‘American Idol’ contestant to perform at Berdoo Bikes fest

Amanda Overmyer, a recently deposed contestant on this season’s “American Idol,” will perform a show during the inaugural Berdoo Bikes & Blues Festival in San Bernardino, Calif., according to a news release today. Opening ceremonies will include her version of…

Building in Chicago named to National Register

This is going to be obscure except for the most rabid of Route 66 enthusiasts in the Windy City. But it was announced a couple of days ago that the International Tailoring Company Building at 847 W. Jackson Blvd. in…

Lake Overholser Bridge

I can’t tell whether this video is from someone hanging a camera out the car window or attaching it to a bicycle. But this is footage of someone crossing the Lake Overholser Bridge. It was built west of Oklahoma City…

Two roadside attraction designations added in Lincoln

The Mill restaurant and the Postville Courthouse State Historic Site in Lincoln, Ill., saw “Route 66 Roadside Attraction” signs erected at those sites this week, reported the Bloomington Pantagraph. A small ceremony was held at each landmark as Ladd christened…

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