We headed home with only one stop for lunch at Arby’s in Rantoul. We were decidedly not in the mood for fast food at this point, but after driving up and down every street in town without finding anywhere to eat (or to do anything else) that looked remotely interesting, we relented.
Only in Illinois would taxpayers be expected to “invest” in a sign (which probably cost between $3,000 and $5,000) to inform travelers that there was absolutely nothing attractive in the next town. It’s located just north of Kankakee, by Bourbonnais, where the Chicago Bears have their training camp. Which says something or other about something or other.
Near Joliet, there’s a crane and lift plant that advertises with a giant statue of Lincoln right along Interstate-57. The sign he’s holding says, “God Bless Our Veterans.”