Our Road Trip Issue: Old Illinois Highway Maps and Cost of Gas

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The Illinois State Library has created a digital collection of 64 state highway maps dating from 1917 through 2008. You can access the collection at the Illinois Digital Archives site at <http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fisl9>. An article describing how the project was done can be found in the spring 2011 issue of the Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society (V. 52, No. 1). For additional information you may contact the ISL Map Librarians, Tom Huber, at thuber@ilsos.net.

And just in time for the summer travel crunch, the Brookings Institution website is presenting: America’s Energy Future: New Solutions to Fuel Economic Growth and Prosperity. This “forum on America’s energy future, focusing on strategies to give all energy sources equal footing in the marketplace and expand America’s opportunities to utilize cleaner, low-cost sources of energy.” On the website you will find downloadable video files of the presentations, as well as, document files, etc. To access the forum go to http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/0518_energy_future.aspx