This is perhaps a bit minor, but to my knowledge, U.S. 50 does not run through most of O'Fallon anymore. It branches off to follow Interstate 64 at the junction of U.S. 50 and Illinois 158 east of the main part of town. What now runs through the center of town is Old U.S. 50.
I repeatedly see stories in the BND that refer to the U.S. highway going through O'Fallon when it has not been the case for many years. Your recent article on the proposed widening of Green Mount Road had several examples of this.
Scott Van Aken