The Chamber of Commerce of Crystal Lake has put out a request to the powers that be to widen US Highway 14 through Crystal lake, Illinois, all the way to the Wisconsin state line.
They cite the huge increase in traffic and resulting delays and jams.
What I found interesting about this was that this newspaper article dates back to January 27, 1941!!!!!!!
This article was found by a person doing reserch in the McHenry County Historical Society in Union, Il.
Anyone who takes US-14 through Crystal Lake today, where it HAS been widened to four lanes, knows they are fast approaching gridlock. I guess they'll need to expand to six to eight lanes. The Chicago metropolitan sprawl continues its march outward.
Let's file this under "Some things just don't change."