Cook County, Illinois

"Expert Home Cooking; Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch. Fine Liquors," according to the back of this 1940s postcard. Location: the intersection of Route 6 with state highway 7 in Orland Park. This is as close as route 6 gets to the City of Chicago. The stretch of Route 6 across the southern portion of Chicago's Cook County included significant rural territory in the 1940s. It is now dominated by a seemingly endless stretch of suburban commercial landscapes. 

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