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Joliet

Joliet, crossroads of U.S. 30 Lincoln Highway and Route 66. Having grown up along Route 30,
not far from Joliet, I've always found it more resonant than the heavily hyped 66

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Martial arts, Joliet
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Martial arts in Joliet. The sign demonstrates an impressive commitment to the letter T
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Ice cream stand in Lockport, just north of Joliet
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Ice cream stand in Lockport, just north of Joliet
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This Lockport ice cream stand is for sale
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This old sign remains in place long after its useful life ended
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The horror of the boom car nicely represented. Lockport
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Nice keyfob at Custom Sounds, Lockport
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Nicely rendered tires, Lockport
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The great typography is nicely complemented by the tire sign out front, Lockport
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The old Joliet State Prison, now closed. It's the most spectacular of a number of civic building in the same stone from the same period
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More of the prison. Stateville, across, the river is still in use. This prison, right on a main drag into town, is much more accessible, visually as well as physically
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This building is across the street from the main prison yard
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"June" still guards this entrance to the prison building
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Colorful lips in Joliet
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Formerly a seafood place, U.S. 30
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U.S. 30, Joliet
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Detail, Joliet Furniture Mart
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Plenty of signage for this lovely hotel in downtown Joliet
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The blue typography is nothing short of fabuous
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Ghost sign for the White Store
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Ghostly overalls at the White Strore, Brightest Spot in Town
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White Store, Joliet
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The chunky type is unusual for a hair parlor, where the premium is typically on some verion of elegaqnce. U.S. 30, Joliet
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U.S. 30, Joliet
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Hard to read Motel sign, U.S. 30, Joliet
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Easier to scan when it's overexposed
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Ace Drive-In, U.S. 30, Joliet
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A manly muffer man in Crest Hill, south of Joliet
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Mighty Muffler, Crest Hill
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The sign's not much, but I love any Green Acres reference. Shouldn't it be House of Hotskabobs, though? Summit, IL
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The lobster-bridal theme makes this sign work. Joliet
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This is one of three adjacent variety stores/malls, all with fabulous murals. Joliet
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Too bad the "Cellulars" section was damaged
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The store across the parking lot
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Jim's Formal Wear, Joliet
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Jim's Formal Wear, Joliet
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Jim's Formal Wear, Joliet
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The best piece of art on the murals. Jim's Formal Wear, Joliet
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The airline theme is common to all three murals
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The airline theme is common to all three murals
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The airline theme is common to all three murals

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