What a sports weekend. Watched the Sox and Abreu murdalize the Tigers on Saturday. Missed a lot of yesterday but did catch a few terrible parts of the Bears game on TV. Great to see the “no quit” in the team and the late comeback and win.
I’ve seen some pumpkin patches start opening and so far it seems like they aren’t requiring masks. Think the family will skip this annual tradition this year since we can’t count on the common sense of other people.
Same game, Baez sneaks home while the Brewers are not paying attention and time has not been called. Not tecnically stealing home cause it was not on the pitcher. Strange. I was of course watching the Sox at the time.
==Miller Park has seen 2 no hitters…both by the Cubs. Only one against the Brewers.==
It occurred by Zambrano on Sept. 14, 2008. Against the Astros in the series moved to Miller Park due to Hurricane Ike. BTW–that same day Illinois experienced the peak wind gusts and effects of the remnants of Ike.
Amazing how yesterday’s no-no occurred a day short of 12 years to the day of the Zambrano no-hitter.
Grimlock–Curtis Orchard near Champaign is open and they have pumpkins, apples, etc. The restaurant is open and is set up for social distancing. Masks were worn and I felt comfortable being there for a meal. Call them first before you go if you want pumpkin picking as I am not sure you can pick your own,
The Bears are who we thought they were; Mitch couldn’t get the job done for 3/4 of the game. Wait until they play a tougher opponent and he melts down. Must be some good drugs in the water at Halas Hall that Matt and Ryan keep swigging. Hang in there, Nick…your time is coming soon.
Anyone know when State Employee Flu Shots will be offered to those with State health insurance? Since those will be critical in this time of COVID.
I do not see anything about this on CMS’s website, other than information about each county’s health department. But nothing on Sangamon County Health Department’s website on a state employee flu shot clinic schedule.
The TRIGA reactor was not used to generate electricity. It is a true research reactor. The “micro” reactor being planned will be used to generate electricity and steam. It is an entirely different class and a relatively new design with few operating examples. Again, what could go wrong? /s
What is the difference between a research reactor and a power producing reactor? Probably not much. They are still nuclear reactors.
Let’s see … 1950’s technology versus 21st century technology backed by 38 years of operating a reactor, in the back yard of the largest producer of nuclear energy, and finest research institutions in the country.
Will bet UIUC has the institutional knowledge to handle a new design. If they don’t, UIUC can pick up the phone and call someone with the answers.
==Chatham Resident - go to CMS and click on Flu Shots.
No flu shots at the state office bldgs this year. Either go to your doctor or your county dept of public health.==
Mama–thank you so much for the info. I’m at SOS and we haven’t heard anything yet.
Springfield Clinic just opened two new drive-up labs (including one just north of 7th and South Grand). They also offer flu shots. Planning to go there first thing Thursday morning at 7 on my way to work