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Daily Herald fileMcDonald's took over operation of restaurants at the Des Plaines Oasis in 1975.
Daily Herald fileMcDonald's took over operation of restaurants at the Des Plaines Oasis in 1975.
An empty lobby gives McDonald's employee Teresa Cervamtets, of Chicago, plenty of time to mop at the Des Plaines Oasis
An empty lobby gives McDonald's employee Teresa Cervamtets, of Chicago, plenty of time to mop at the Des Plaines Oasis
Daily Herald File/2002
Mike Hauffe, of Marengo, IL, takes in breakfast, at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Mike Hauffe, of Marengo, IL, takes in breakfast, at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Daily Herald File/2002
Reflected in glass as traffic passes underneath, a customer uses the phone at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Reflected in glass as traffic passes underneath, a customer uses the phone at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Daily Herald File/2002
Gas station at eastward Des Plaines Oasis in demolished.
Gas station at eastward Des Plaines Oasis in demolished.
Daily Herald File/2002
Governor Pat Quinn unveiled of the traveling "Portrait of a Soldier" exhibition commemorating Illinois servicemen and women killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2011, at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Governor Pat Quinn unveiled of the traveling "Portrait of a Soldier" exhibition commemorating Illinois servicemen and women killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2011, at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Daily Herald File/2013
The "Portrait of a Soldier" exhibition commemorating Illinois servicemen and women killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2011, at the Des Plaines Oasis.
The "Portrait of a Soldier" exhibition commemorating Illinois servicemen and women killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2011, at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Daily Herald File/2013
Road construction continues along the Northwest Tollway near the Des Plaines oasis causing continuous traffic backups.
Road construction continues along the Northwest Tollway near the Des Plaines oasis causing continuous traffic backups.
Daily Herald file/2002
Traffic speeds by diners at the Des Plaines Oasis on the Interstate 90. Investigators are looking into how one individual got the concessions at the tollway system oases.
Traffic speeds by diners at the Des Plaines Oasis on the Interstate 90. Investigators are looking into how one individual got the concessions at the tollway system oases.
Daily Herald file/2005
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. A member of the Patriots group steps out to take a picture of the activities.
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. A member of the Patriots group steps out to take a picture of the activities.
Daily Herald file/2006
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Here Bryan is greeted with hugs from his buddies at the ceremony at the oasis.
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Here Bryan is greeted with hugs from his buddies at the ceremony at the oasis.
Daily Herald file/2006
Marine Sgt Lee Bode, 27, is greeted at the Des Plaines Oasis and escorted to his Elk Grove home by Patriot Guard members and police. Above, he hugs his mother Diane Madax.
Marine Sgt Lee Bode, 27, is greeted at the Des Plaines Oasis and escorted to his Elk Grove home by Patriot Guard members and police. Above, he hugs his mother Diane Madax.
Daily Herald file/2008
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Bryan is lifted into the cycle of Mike Ryan's sidecar with the help of his dad in blue (left) for the motorcade.
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Bryan is lifted into the cycle of Mike Ryan's sidecar with the help of his dad in blue (left) for the motorcade.
Daily Herald file/2006
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Here he emerges from the limo raising his new fake arm and hand and cane up in the air in a gesture of victory over his troubles.
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Here he emerges from the limo raising his new fake arm and hand and cane up in the air in a gesture of victory over his troubles.
Daily Herald file/2006
Broken windows at Des Plaines tollway oasis.
Broken windows at Des Plaines tollway oasis.
Daily Herald file/2007
John Moran of North Barrington is greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis upon his return from active duty in Iraq.
John Moran of North Barrington is greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis upon his return from active duty in Iraq.
Daily Herald file/2007
The Patriot Guard Riders greet Palatine Marine Jeff Francis as he is welcomed home from Iraq by family, friends at the Des Plaines Oasis.
The Patriot Guard Riders greet Palatine Marine Jeff Francis as he is welcomed home from Iraq by family, friends at the Des Plaines Oasis.
Daily Herald file/2007
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Here Bryan greets the crowd as he emerges from the limo.
Rolling Meadows resident Bryan Anderson returns home to a heroes welcome as his parents and friends meet up with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. Here Bryan greets the crowd as he emerges from the limo.
Daily Herald file/2006
John Moran of North Barrington is greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis upon his return from active duty in Iraq.
John Moran of North Barrington is greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis upon his return from active duty in Iraq.
Daily Herald file/2007
Broken windows at Des Plaines tollway oasis.
Broken windows at Des Plaines tollway oasis.
Daily Herald file/2007
Patriot Guard Riders escort Palatine resident and U.S. Army SPC Patrick O'Connor from the Des Plaines oasis upon returning home on leave from Iraq.
Patriot Guard Riders escort Palatine resident and U.S. Army SPC Patrick O'Connor from the Des Plaines oasis upon returning home on leave from Iraq.
Daily Herald file/2007
Marine Sgt Lee Bode, 27, is greeted at the Des Plaines Oasis and escorted to his Elk Grove home by Patriot Guard members and police.
Marine Sgt Lee Bode, 27, is greeted at the Des Plaines Oasis and escorted to his Elk Grove home by Patriot Guard members and police.
Daily Herald file/2008
Palatine resident and U.S. Army SPC Patrick O'Connor returning home on leave being greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines oasis.
Palatine resident and U.S. Army SPC Patrick O'Connor returning home on leave being greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines oasis.
Daily Herald file/2007
Palatine resident and U.S. Army SPC Patrick O'Connor returning home on leave being greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines oasis. Here he's greeted by his dad, Michael O'Connor.
Palatine resident and U.S. Army SPC Patrick O'Connor returning home on leave being greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines oasis. Here he's greeted by his dad, Michael O'Connor.
Daily Herald file/2007
Palatine Marine Jeff Francis is welcomed home from Iraq by a member of The Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. The group escorts members of the military returning home from over seas.
Palatine Marine Jeff Francis is welcomed home from Iraq by a member of The Patriot Guard Riders at the Des Plaines Oasis. The group escorts members of the military returning home from over seas.
Daily Herald file/2007
Christopher Lindahl, a first lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps, returned from Afghanistan and is greeted at the Illinois Tollway Des Plaines Oasis. He exits the car with his fiance Justyna Kurowska. Members of the Patriot Guard riders escorted him back to Lake Zurich.
Christopher Lindahl, a first lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps, returned from Afghanistan and is greeted at the Illinois Tollway Des Plaines Oasis. He exits the car with his fiance Justyna Kurowska. Members of the Patriot Guard riders escorted him back to Lake Zurich.
Daily Herald file/2007
An armada of Warriors' Watch members ride in line together as they exit the service drive of the Des Plaines Oasis after congregating to surprise two young marines in Des Plaines by welcoming them home on Sunday, July 12, after serving in Iraq since January.
An armada of Warriors' Watch members ride in line together as they exit the service drive of the Des Plaines Oasis after congregating to surprise two young marines in Des Plaines by welcoming them home on Sunday, July 12, after serving in Iraq since January.
Daily Herald file/2007
Members and supporters of Warriors' Watch listen in on the ride briefing at the Des Plaines Oasis on Sunday, July 12, before heading off together to greet two young marines at home from serving in Iraq.
Members and supporters of Warriors' Watch listen in on the ride briefing at the Des Plaines Oasis on Sunday, July 12, before heading off together to greet two young marines at home from serving in Iraq.
Daily Herald file/2007
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