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Illinois Signs (page 3)

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Auto Clutch
All Brake [gone]
Cicero, IL
Cindy Lyn Motel
Cicero, IL
Rosicky's
National Cleaners
Cicero, IL
Auto Clutch All Brake sold wholesale truck parts/accessories and repairs truck engines. This photo is from 2006. By 2008, the sign was gone.

The Cindy Lyn Motel opened in 1960 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rosicky's National Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

More Cicero Signs:
Town Hall Bowl

Clarendon Hills Signs:
Chicago Clock Co.

Butterfield
Jewelers
Collinsville, IL
Independent Order
of Odd Fellows [gone]
Collinsville, IL
Horseshoe Lounge
& Restaurant
Collinsville, IL
Southwest
Ice Arena
Crestwood, IL
Butterfield Jewelers was established in 1936. In 1954, the company moved to this former bank building. The sign is probably from then. [map]

This Independent Order of Odd Fellows sign was probably from the 1930s or 1940s. The lodge was built in 1848. The sign was gone by 2016.

The Horseshoe Lounge & Restaurant sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Southwest Ice Arena opened in 1975 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

More Collinsville Signs:
Ashmann's Pharmacy [gone]

Countryside Signs:
Williams Liquors [gone]
La Grange Highlands Shopping Center [gone]
Prestige Liquors

Crest Hill Signs:
Merichka's [map]

More Crestwood Signs:
Portillo's Hot Dogs

Crete Signs:
Crete Lanes [gone]

Creve Couer Signs:
Ragon Motel

Crystal Lake Signs:
Metro Bowl
Village Squire

Hotel Harwal [gone]
Danville, IL
Millikin Dry Cleaners
Danville, IL
Pines Shopping Center
Decatur, IL
The Hotel Harwal sign is probably from the 1920s or 1930s. It was removed in 2015 out of safety concerns and put in storage.

Millikin Dry Cleaners was established in 1919. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. The business closed in 2014. This photo is from 2010. The store was still vacant and the sign was still there in 2015. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

These photos of the Pines Shopping Center signs are from 2009. By 2010, the main sign was replaced with a new SAV-A-LOT sign. The entrance and exit signs still remain. They are probably from the 1950s. [map]

More Danville Signs:
Candle Lite Motel [vintage; gone]
Little Nugget Steakhouse
This Is It Furniture

Sandy's Motel
Decatur, IL
Soy City Motel
Decatur, IL
Del's Popcorn Shop
Decatur, IL
Raupp's Shoes
Decatur, IL
Rigdon Auto Glass
Decatur, IL
The Sandy's Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Soy City Motel name is a reference to Decatur's nickname and claim to be the Soybean Capital of the World. For more, see this website. [map]

Del's Popcorn Shop opened in 1934 as The Popcorn Shop. In 1946, the name was changed to Del's Popcorn Shop. I assume this sign was built at that time. Another location opened in Springfield, IL in 1980. For more, see this website. [map]

Raupp's Shoes opened here in 1909. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Rigdon Auto Glass sign is probably from the 1960s. Around 2020, the plastic text panel was removed and replaced with a new sign for Stephens Auto Glass. [photo thanks Wes Worsham] [map]

More Decatur Signs:
Chinese Tea Garden [map]
Elam's Root Beer
King-Lar Company
Pla-Mor Lanes

DeKalb Signs:
Sullivan's Drive-in

Sugar Bowl Restaurant
Des Plaines, IL
2007: 2013:
The Sugar Bowl restaurant opened in 1921. This sign was built in 1957. The text on the bottom part of the sign originally alternated between "Sweet Shop" and "Ice Cream". In 2009, the new owner wanted to alter the sign with a new business name but the City prohibited it. The name was kept but the text on the lower part of the sign was changed to read "Pancakes and More". For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Des Plaines Signs:
Choo-Choo Grill
Sim's Bowl [gone]

Hey Brothers Ice Cream
Dixon, IL
Hey Brothers Ice Cream was produced in northwestern Illinois from the 1910s to the early 1990s. This sign hangs at a long-closed factory in Dixon which was the last to close. For more, see this website. [map]

More Dixon Signs:
Budweiser
Walter C. Knack Co.

Dolton Signs:
Norco Cleaners

Duellman's
Motel [gone]
Downers Grove, IL
Schnee's Lounge [gone]
East Dubuque, IL
Duellman's Motel closed sometime after this 2006 photo was taken. The sign was removed sometime after 2012. For more, see this website.

Schnee's Lounge has been abandoned since at least 2007. The vitrolite facade was missing some tiles when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2013, the building and sign were gone. For more, see this website.

More Downers Grove Signs:
Tivoli Bowl

Dwight Signs:
Old World Liquors

East Dubuque Signs:
Timmerman's Supper Club & Motor Inn [gone]

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