- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)2
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)12
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
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