I just read that after 33 years, Journey's End in Mundelein is closing this Sunday. I haven't been since I was a kid, but I had fond memories of the soup that they would bring to the table, especially their corn chowder.
I read this recently as well, and found myself becoming a bit nostalgic as well. Spent many nights after high school football/basketball games at Journey's End and as we got a bit older, at the Annex Bar which is attached. Cannot remember anything that I ever ordered there, expect for maybe the pizza, but we always went for the free soup that accompanied all orders.
Thought about heading up there for one last bowl with some old high school friends, but in the end, that thought lasted all of about 5 minutes before I decided it was not worth driving way out to Mundelein for a bowl of soup.