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Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket – A Piece of American History

In the late 1930s or early 1940s (no one knows the exact date), two local farm women approached Irv Kolarik, the owner of a small gas station on Route 66, about 50 miles west of Chicago. These entrepreneurial ladies told Kolarik all about their incredible fried chicken recipe and recommended he…

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The Little Popcorn Store

When going down Front Street in Wheaton, IL, be sure to keep an eye out for The Little Popcorn Store. At only 4 feet wide by 64 feet long, Wheaton’s tiniest storefront is easy to miss but hard to forget. In fact, if you can’t locate the tiny red and white awning adorning the door, just look for the…

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