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Awesome Dads go to the Library!
Nick Cosans with daughter in 1994.
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Awesome Dads go to the Library!

Nick Cosans with daughter in 1994.

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In 1976 I was an awkward, bookwormy kid and Bruce Jenner was a record setting, Olympic gold medalist in the Decathlon. He was an actual national hero. I was an actual nerd. So, in the way all kids do, I engaged in a little hero worship. I had all the Bruce Jenner posters plastered to my bedroom walls. My mom put an iron-on transfer of his face on a t-shirt for me. I even ate the Wheaties. Back then, Bruce was one of my real life Super Heroes. Now? Err, not so much..

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Rudolf Velte, German POW at Camp Pine in Des Plaines. His story has been making the rounds as of late, including this program that aired on WBEZ in Chicago.

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ideefixedujour:

Americana Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick? on Flickr.
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Polo Inn Motel, Des Plaines, IL (by stoneofzanzibar)

Polo Inn Motel, Des Plaines, IL (by stoneofzanzibar)

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Polo Inn Motel - Des Plaines  (by Mark 2400)

Polo Inn Motel - Des Plaines (by Mark 2400)

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O’Hare Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois (by The Pie Shops Collection)

O’Hare Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois (by The Pie Shops Collection)

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superderrick:

O’Hare Concord Motor Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick? on Flickr.
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Sugar Bowl - Des Plaines, Illinois (by The Pie Shops Collection)

Sugar Bowl - Des Plaines, Illinois (by The Pie Shops Collection)

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mayoknave:

When I was a kid, the restaurant over the freeway was the most exotic locale in the world to me.  PURE MAGIC.
(via Howard Johnson’s on the Illinois Tollway)

mayoknave:

When I was a kid, the restaurant over the freeway was the most exotic locale in the world to me.  PURE MAGIC.

(via Howard Johnson’s on the Illinois Tollway)