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Eisenhower | by Clint Midwestwood
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Eisenhower

In about 1955, the southernmost 9 acres of Columbus Park were paved over to become the Eisenhower Expressway, Interstate 290. A walking path runs right next to the highway, which makes for a noisy stroll.

 

This is the highway I take to get from the Village of Oak Park to downtown Chicago, on the very rare occasions that I drive downtown. I only ever drive downtown when I give Robin a ride to work, though, and I only do that on days when the temperature drops into the single-digits, assuming there's no snow or ice. I also could go that way if I'm leaving town to go to go someplace south or east, but the Eisenhower is almost permanently clogged, so I usually find it faster to go the other direction out to the tollway and orbit all the way around the city.

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Taken on January 9, 2018