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- Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing (06/26/16)30
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- Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar (06/26/16)7
- Coroner asks for grand jury in Poplar Bluff fatal hit-and-run case (06/28/16)1
- Four men accused of roles in three robberies (06/29/16)3
- Witness says he saw suspect kill his best friend (06/24/16)
- Officials: Ash borer less of a problem here than in St. Louis (06/27/16)
- Cape detective who helped solve Krajcir case is retiring (06/28/16)8
- Police: Cape man kidnapped woman, then raped, assaulted her (06/30/16)7
I-66 predecessor, U.S. 66, forged many memories
To the editor:
I too would love to see I-66 go through Illinois. I traveled the old U.S. 66 many times before its demise in 1976. The historic highway carried a lot of people with hopes and dreams to many destinations. John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" portrays the trials and tribulations of what people went through while traveling the mother road, an affectionate name Steinbeck gave U.S. 66.
I felt very sad when the U.S. 66 signs were taken down in Chicago. I often wondered why the government wanted to close such a famous road. Why didn't they close a highway that did not play such a significant part in people's lives?
I would give my eye teeth to see I-66 come to Illinois and the other states that U.S. 66 ran through. Maybe if this comes to fruition, there will be people in the younger generation who will have their hopes and dreams satisfied. Let's get our kicks on I-66.
PRISCILLA P. SEAY