Today’s Stop: Rochelle, Ill.

| August 16, 2001

Today the Overdrive 40th Anniversary Tour Truck is stopping at the Petro on Petro Drive in Rochelle, Ill.

Nicknamed the Hub City, Rochelle, Ill., is located at the center of a network of highways and railroads. Rochelle earned its nickname from the two transcontinental railroads that cut through the middle of town, as well as the easy accessibility to I-39 and I-88. Rochelle is located about 65 miles west of Chicago and 38 miles south of Rockford.

Rochelle is part of the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail, which travels through four counties, including Mt. Carroll, Lanark, Amboy, Oregon, Rochelle, Mt. Morris, Rock Falls, Tampico and Sterling. There are candy gift shops and general stores, historic inns, cafes and tea rooms, and a log cabin lodge. Private chocolate tea parties and an old-fashioned soda fountain with ice cream sundaes and sodas, as well as a palate of fudge and caramels, are featured.

Stop by Rochelle’s The Cat and The Fiddle for some Belgium Nauhaus chocolate, chocolate mushrooms, gourmet chocolate-covered nuts and blueberries and other chocolate delicacies. If you’re a chocaholic, you don’t want to miss this trail! Call (800) 678-2108 for more information.

Tomorrow’s stop:
Walcott, Iowa

August 16
TA
Walcott, Iowa
755 West I-80 Rd.

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