Route 66 News

Haunted prison

Dave Hoekstra, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a longtime roadie, paid a visit to the Stateville Haunted Prison, which is across Route 66 from the real Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Ill.

Stateville Haunted Prison, which is located on Siegel’s Cottonwood Farms across from the real Stateville, has been operating each Halloween season since 1996 and draws in 75,000 visitors each year. It’s ranked by as one of the top haunted-house attractions in the Midwest.

Here’s a promotional video. Warning: I’d definitely rate it PG-13:

Hoekstra dressed up as a zombified version of recently ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. He called him Rod Zombie. It never can be said that Illinoisans don’t have a sense of humor about its disgraced politicians.


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