Just Take the Reagan To Aurora
In a move guaranteed to excite the many Republicans of DuPage County and other western suburbs, Governor Blagojevich announced yesterday that I-88, once blandly known as the "East West Tollway", will now and forever be known as the "Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway". While we're pleased to hear that another one of our expressways has been named after another great Illinini, we're betting the name will soon be morphed into the "Reagan Tollroad", which would be really ironic, considering he was such a proponent of not taxing people, huh? Ha! Ha! We kill us.
Anyway, Chicagoist likes the fact that we've got all these named highways. Is there any other city that uses names rather than numbers for most of it's major arteries? We love the Dan Ryan, the Bishop Ford, the Stevenson, the Kennedy, the Eisenhower, the Kingery, and the Edens.
There's still quite a few unnamed expressways out there, like the Northwest Tollway, the I-290 Extension, and our least favorite, I-57 (the numbers just don't work, we think). So, got any good names? Chicagoist wants to hear 'em.