Your Story

If you would like to provide a story, anecdote or observation I would appreciate it if you would also provide the approximate date, area of the city and the expressway that fits with your story.  If you have a picture that helps tell your story please include it.  Scanning and e-mailing it to me would be my preferred method but if you want to mail it please send a clear sharp copy. I will not use your information for anything other than relating to this project. I will also notify you if I include your story on this web site or any other publication or presentation I write or make.

You can provide me with your story in the following ways:

1. Send me an Email: stories@cookexpressways.com

2. Mail me at: Expressway Stories, #199, 1935 S. Plum Grove Rd., Palatine, Illinois 60067

3. If you prefer to tell me your story verbally, email me your name and phone number and I would be happy to contact you.

You will be sending your stories and pictures to me, Andy Plummer.  For the past twelve years I have prepared numerous papers and made presentations on transportation history including speeches at the annual Illinois Energy Conference, the annual Conference on Illinois History and the University Illinois-Chicago Transportation Conference.  I have been involved in transportation since 1961 as a traffic engineer, transportation planner and administrator.  During my career I worked for the City of Chicago, Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Area Transportation Study.  I retired as the Associate Executive Director of the Chicago Area Transportation Study in 1999.  Since then I have worked as a transportation and research consultant for various entities including the Regional Transportation Authority.