The book Oddball Illinois has been updated.   Author Jerome Pohlen says the new edition contains either new oddball sites, or things he didn’t know about when he published the first edition 12 years ago.


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Among the oddball sites new to this edition:

  • King Neptune’s Grave, Anna
  • Moonshine Burgers, Moonshine (pop. 2)
  • Bob Newhart sculpture, Chicago
  • Truck stop Marionettes, Morris
  • Bicentennial Man, St. Charles
  • World’s Largest Abe Lincoln statue, Ashmore
  • Friendship shoe fence, Cornell


Overall, the book identifies 450 oddball places in Illinois.  The book is published by Chicago Review Press.


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