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Finding the Blues Brothers in Illinois

I have to say that besides “Ferris Bueller,” the other movie that SCREAMS Illinois is the “Blues Brothers.” Funny enough, for me I first found them at the Joliet Correctional Facility in Joilet, Illinois. Not really THEM per say, but the spot where the boys had a famous scene just outside the prison walls. They literally have a plaque there commemorating the spot, it’s pretty cool to see (if you saw the film LOL).

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Next I saw them on a quiet moment where I was driving the country roads of Route 66, and someone stuck their infamous car high up on a pole…I thought, ok, weird but definitely worthy of a nod and noting of a bizarre roadside attraction.  There’s a lot of that “weird” in Illinois.

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I then decided over the summer to take a movie in and hedge my bets on a matinee that would be safe and probably empty- and I was right on both points! Hollywood Palms had JUST opened back up, and sure enough, there were the Blues Brothers again, sitting and having a drink, high above the entrance to the individual theaters.

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Next, I was on Route 66 again, having a good old time looking at all of the fun, kitschy 66 stuff and decided to stop at the “Polka Dot Drive In” for a burger, a soda, and a sit that wasn’t my car for awhile.  Marilyn Monroe, Superman, and you guessed it- the Blues Brothers were on the outside wall, dancing away!

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The irony of all of this is one, I haven’t seen the film. Two, I used to see these characters all the time at Universal Studios singing and driving around in their car. Three, now having seen them all over the place, I will definitely check out the film. I mean it has Dan and John, it must be good right?

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So if you are in the Illinois area, come check out the many places you can find the boys, snap a pic, and sing the blues. Enjoy!

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