Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: St. James-Sag Church and Cemetery

Location: St. James-Sag Church and Cemetery is located at 10600 South Archer Avenue in Lemont, Illinois, just north of the intersection of Archer Avenue (Route 171) and W. 107th Street. [] St. James of the Sag Church and Cemetery is the terminus point of the Archer Avenue “triangle.” The oldest site of Catholic worship in […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Maple Lake

Location: Maple Lake is located in Pulaski Woods East, off 95th Street and Wolf Road in Palos, Illinois. The Maple Lake Overlook is located off 95th Street and parking is available off Wolf Road. [] Every spring and summer, visitors by the hundreds of thousands descend on the southwestern corner of Cook County. They come […]

Top 10 Midwestern Spook Lights

Spook Lights, also called ghost lights, Will-o’-the-wisp, orbs, mystery lights, earth lights, fireballs, and countless other names, have been seen for centuries all over the globe. Ghosts, fairies, UFOs, swamp gas, car lights, and even over active imaginations have all been blamed for the phenomenon, but in truth, no single explanation will suffice. At Mysterious […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Justice Public Library and Why Not Drive-In

Location: The Justice Public Library is located at 7641 Oak Grove Avenue in Justice, Illinois, just west of Archer Avenue. The Why Not drive-in was formerly located along Frontage Road, just north of the interchange. [] The Justice Public Library is located a few blocks north of the Why Not drive-in, along Oak Grove Avenue. […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: German Church Road

[] German Church is a nondescript avenue running between Willow Springs Road and County Line Road, just a half-mile north of Healing Waters Park. The area is sparsely populated and two streams, Flag and Devil’s Creek, gently wind their way through the nearby woods. During the 1950s, not very many people had a reason to […]