No, but I have taken pictures without knowing what it was.
Right next to it was one of these for the DSL lines
Also in the area were many Bell manholes
I mapped the locations on Google Maps
. To find the markers, find Chicago and look Northwest.
If you want more specific directions, it's on the south side of Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois to the west of Indian Lakes Resort, to the near west of the Bloomfield Club subdivision and to the near east of the strip mall on the corners of Schick and Springfield. If you parked at the strip mall on the corner of Schick and Springfield, head east on foot on the same side of the road. It is just past the fence separating the strip mall and the Bloomfield Club subdivision.
Off-topic but a funny story: I used to live in that subdivision. People trying to find my docs (for whatever reason
) would find the docs of a family who lived in the subdivision who shared my last name (My last name is an incredibly common Italian last name.) and lived half a mile away from me. They also had a young daughter (me-15 years) who shared my first name. They lived next to a retention pond I would frequent to avoid going home. I'd read or feed the geese fruit roll ups and watch them gang attack the poor goose with fruit rollup all over their beak. My friends also vandalized a sign there and it remained there for 10 years before it finally disappeared. So, it was very, very close, but, unfortunately, no cigar.