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Thursday, Apr 9, 2020

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  1. - Common Sense - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:18 am:

    I wish more was being done to alleviate the lead pipes in the south side.

    Lead poisoning causes increases violence. It seems like we treat the symptoms but fail to sell bonds and fix the lead poisoning that’s infecting hundreds of thousands Chicagoans.


  2. - very old soil - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:20 am:

    Daffodils bloomed this week in northwest Illinois and now snow predicted for Sunday night.


  3. - Pius - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:22 am:

    It’s a nice crisp and cool day here in CU. A fall weather day with the colors of spring. Love it.


  4. - Sangamo Girl - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:24 am:

    Hoo boy those storms last night. But other than a 30 minute power outage, no damage. Thanks to all of the power company workers for being on the job. We appreciate your service. (Banned punctuation)


  5. - JoanP - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:30 am:

    Saw some green shoots when I was out walking the other day, and the magnolia trees in front of my building are starting to come out. As I am on the third (top) floor, when I sit in my sunroom it’s like I’m sitting in the trees. I just hope the temperature drop doesn’t mess things up.


  6. - Dog Lover - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:30 am:

    My husband tells me Major League Baseball is considering playing their games in AZ with all kinds of new ways to achieve it in these times. He thinks it’s a good opportunity for them to try things they wouldn’t normally try.


  7. - Otter Typo - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:32 am:

    To those who celebrate, How’s the morel situation by you?


  8. - Stones - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:38 am:

    I’m happy to hear the Bulls have finally made changes to management. Thank goodness the Gar/Pax era is over!


  9. - Froganon - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:46 am:

    It’s early for Morels in N. Illinois and they are always a reason to celebrate. There is so much to mourn. Let’s not begrudge each other a few snatches of beauty and joy help to us along the way.


  10. - Earnest - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:48 am:

    Daffodils are out. Weather-permitting, looks like tulips soon. My lemon balm is off to a good enough start to put a handful into a smoothie this morning. Lilac bushes are leafing out already. Picked up the yard and somehow it’s still a big mess.


  11. - Anyone Remember - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:53 am:

    In view of this week’s posting about Illinois & junk bond status … over / under on when the CAFR gets released? Of the largest 8 agencies, only audits outstanding seem to be CMS (Compliance), DHFS (Compliance and Financial), and DHS (Compliance and Financial). Since those audits cover 6 plus months of Rauner and 6 less months of Pritzker, will last year’s “lost data” issue be an issue again?


  12. - Trapped in the ‘burbs - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:53 am:

    I appreciate the sense of community here. Being home, this
    space is especially important because it feels normal. Stay safe, stay healthy.


  13. - Practical Politics - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:55 am:

    Wisconsin reports problems with vote by mail absentee ballots. Ballots requested weeks ago were not delivered. Ballots returned without postmarks to permit clerks to determine timeliness.

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/04/08/wisconsin-election-3-tubs-ballots-found-mail-processing-center/2971078001/


  14. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:59 am:

    == I wish more was being done to alleviate the lead pipes in the south side.==
    If Rockford and Madison can do it we should be able to do it.


  15. - Heading east - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:00 am:

    I can’t wait for the feds to come back to work. This whole pandemic thing has delayed a trip to jail for many corrupt politicians.


  16. - No Longer A Lurker - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:03 am:

    Yep, the daffodils are blooming nicely in the yard. The trees and shrubs are starting to bud out, and the grass is nice and green. Looks like I’ll need to mow for the first time in a week or so. Unfortunately my spring allergies will also kick in for about 3 or 4 weeks.


  17. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:05 am:

    == the Gar/Pax era is over!==

    Yeah I wouldn’t get too excited. Paxson was promoted, not fired, and he’s still going to want his fingerprints on anything they do. I give it 6 months before we get stories about tension between him and Karnisovas


  18. - revvedup - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:15 am:

    Sun is out, grass growing, tiger lillies have sprouted leaves, sounds of lawnmowing in distance. Squirrels running about. Birds chirping.


  19. - Amalia - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:17 am:

    making plans for a first round of planting with cold tolerant veggies. may start some seeds inside for planting later.


  20. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:20 am:

    === making plans for a first round of planting with cold tolerant veggies. may start some seeds inside for planting later.===
    I always heard Mother’s Day was the safest early day to plant. But I’m always chomping at the big to start in April.


  21. - A Guy - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:22 am:

    Landscapers were mowing the grass next door at 7:30. Was already up for more than 2 hours by then. Novel times.


  22. - RNUG - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:24 am:

    Surprised at how spotty the storms were last night. South side of town got wind and a touch of rain, north side got hail.


  23. - Collinsville Kevin - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:33 am:

    Mowed the yard yesterday, got the cannas planted the day before. Couldn’t find any morels though, has anybody else?


  24. - Hard D - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:38 am:

    Going to need a good drywall guy when this is over. With 5 boys all athletes hunkered down at home the fighting during games in basement is crazy.


  25. - Last Bull Moose - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:41 am:

    Daughter heard coyote pups yipping and their parents howling last night. Life in the wilds of Naperville.


  26. - Ok Boomer - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:46 am:

    Any word on when and who will be appointed to replace Tbo as Cook County Comissioner?


  27. - 10th Ward - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:49 am:

    Dave Wills is my choice to replace Farmio in the Sox radio booth. Would love to see DJ “retire” start fresh with a new radio duo. Jim Thome would be a good color man or even AJ? Thoughts?


  28. - Just Another Anon - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:54 am:

    Finished off my medication for strep throat today (just when one want upper respiratory conditions). To celebrate, I gave Wendy’s new breakfast a shot. I can confidently say that their hashbrowns (done greek potato style) are the superior fast food hashbrown. The sausage biscuit was well spiced, and the sausage croissant was interesting. For anyone, like myself, who take particular pleasure in fast food breakfasts (from time to time), I urge you to give it a shot. *Not a paid sponsor, or actor*


  29. - Captain Who - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 11:38 am:

    The bumper crop of gum balls in my yard have been raked, bagged and collected. It’s time to till the garden.


  30. - Amalia - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 11:59 am:

    @dabigbadwolf, think cold tolerant veggies..spinach, kale…and flowers like pansies (if hardened off) are a go now. lettuce might be difficult if it gets to freezing.


  31. - Flapdoodle - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 12:43 pm:

    Spring weather in all its varieties in central Illinois — daffodils are up, trees budding out, green sprouts everywhere. “The season of spring returning,” as Homer wrote so long ago. Walks with the camera becoming more enjoyable all the time. Heck, it’s even been fun getting outside to test out the new lawnmower.


  32. - Morningstar - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 12:51 pm:

    A few warm days gave me hopes for this year’s crop of morels…


  33. - Dotnonymous - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 1:35 pm:

    The quince bush in our backyard has bloomed…magnificently.


  34. - Top of the State - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 5:22 pm:

    I see more people walking around, and the dogs are very happy to have quality time with their owners.


  35. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Apr 10, 20 @ 6:36 am:

    Wood River Illinois two black men harassed by police for wearing masks at Walmart. https://apple.news/AXNYp0oh9Rrusk-0_UdgHAg


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