The Illinois House and Senate colleagues are honoring the memory of McLean County native U.S. Army Specialist Anthony Maddox. Joint Resolution 56 designates I-55 as it travels through Towanda as the Sgt. Anthony R. Maddox Memorial Highway. Maddox lost his life on July 22, 2013 in a fueling accident in Andar, Afghanistan while serving our country . Maddox attended Chiddix Junior High and Normal Community, where he participated in basketball and football. His football teammates and classmates nicknamed him “Mad Dog” for his fearsome presence on the field. Maddox graduated in 2009 from Nederland High School.