- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
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