White Fence Farm in Romeoville has lost $2.4 million since the pandemic began

The owner of the original White Fence Farm in Romeoville, Illinois, said the Route 66 restaurant has lost $2.4 million in 12 months since the pandemic began last year and still is trying to survive since it reopened in March. A reporter of the Lemont Patch interviewed third-generation owner Laura Hastert, who admitted she needs … Continue reading White Fence Farm in Romeoville has lost $2.4 million since the pandemic began

Pop-up drive-in theater in Romeoville adds four more movie screenings

The village of Romeoville, Illinois, a few weeks ago hosted a movie screening on a pop-up outdoor screen, dubbed the Route 66 Drive-In Theater. It was so popular, it has added four more screenings this summer. The pop-up drive-in is at 680 Townhall Drive, behind the Romeoville Athletic & Event Center and just west of … Continue reading Pop-up drive-in theater in Romeoville adds four more movie screenings

A chat with White Fence Farm’s owner and manager

A reader recently tipped me off to this interview by the Village of Romeoville, Illinois, of Laura Hastert, owner and manager of the original White Fence Farm for nearly 20 years. The six-minute video provides background on the famous fried-chicken restaurant along Joliet Road (aka Route 66) near Chicago, including about Hastert herself. https://youtu.be/GAski2biV7A The … Continue reading A chat with White Fence Farm’s owner and manager

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

The inaugural Route 66 Kiwanis Art Fair in Romeoville, Illinois, on Aug. 22 will include a tribute to late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center at 55 Phelps Ave. in Romeoville (map here), less than a … Continue reading Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute