We have found, as we’ve passed through Illinois before, that the state has some of the best rest stops we have found. The pictures below are from the welcome station on I-74 as you enter Illinois.
In front of the information area is an antique road grader. A little research turned up that this pull type grader model was manufactured between 1905 and 1961.The operator spent his days standing unprotected on open grader.
A short walking path winds near a small lake behind the center.