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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

* Local topics and pleasant demeanors, please. Thanks.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

31 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 7:54 am:

    It was kind of nice to have enough snow to be ‘interesting’ without it being so much you actually needed a flashlight, food, water, and blankets in the car like CBS (and others) warned about.


  2. - Leslie K - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 8:03 am:

    Woke up and discovered that an unknown neighbor cleared last night’s snow off the sidewalk for the entire block. A nice reminder that there is kindness out there.


  3. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 8:10 am:

    Sounds like rice krispies in milk outside this morning as the wind rattles through the trees. Snapping, crackling, and popping:)


  4. - flea - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 8:30 am:

    Cattle have their heads buried deep in the round bales


  5. - Downstate - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 8:57 am:

    Argh. I got my first snow blower in December. Since that time, we’ve not had any measurable precipitation. Frustrating.


  6. - jimbo - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 8:59 am:

    Admittedly I haven’t been paying as much attention to the topic as I should be, but Sen. McConchie (NW burbs)posted last night that we’re 44th in % of vaccine doses used. Looking at the NYT, we’re also in the bottom 5 states in terms of % getting at least one shot. We had done so well in terms of control all summer- what has happened?


  7. - Essential State Employee - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:01 am:

    This might be already known, but Crain’s reported this morning that it will soon be bye-bye to the JRTC for some agency offices after the State’s purchase of the Chicago West Loop building at 555 W. Monroe. Crain’s story is behind the paywall so I had to use the Trib link:

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-state-buying-near-west-side-office-building-20210127-moizxa7y2bdt3jy6htpvlobo7i-story.html


  8. - up2now - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:02 am:

    Completely non-political: This has been a great winter for birders in Illinois. Lots of far-northern species such as snowy owls, evening grosbeaks, etc., showing up around the state. Get out and enjoy!


  9. - MSIX - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:08 am:

    =Woke up and discovered that an unknown neighbor cleared last night’s snow off the sidewalk for the entire block. A nice reminder that there is kindness out there.=

    My two brothers and I bought my Dad a snowblower many years ago. He enjoyed it so much he’d clear our driveway and then do the neighbors. You have a neighbor with a snowblower, maybe?


  10. - Anon E Moose - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:09 am:

    As someone who spent years in the JRTC, I am happy for the state employees who will finally have a decent place to work.


  11. - HL Mencken - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:13 am:

    Tribune had an interesting editorial today regarding abuses when members of the legislature resign and county chairman pick their replacement. They used two recent Democrats as examples. Did they not mention Bill Brady, a Republican, because they didn’t know or didn’t care?


  12. - Ferris Wheeler - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:14 am:

    Cassidy’s reputation as a reformer seems like it’s in trouble. Politico and the Chicago Tribune were full of disdain.

    I don’t understand why when she could have run for an open seat in 2022 and certainly been the front runner.


  13. - OneMan - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:15 am:

    555 W. Monroe? That’s where Pepsi is (and Gatorade) they also have a test kitchen on the ground level. Used to walk by it every day on my way to work, in the before times.


  14. - Gohawks123 - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:24 am:

    I got a black lab pup and the pup slept through the night and won’t leave my side.


  15. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:27 am:

    ===Politico and the Chicago Tribune were full of disdain===

    And that’s supposed to mean… what?


  16. - SSL - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:36 am:

    Labs are the best. Just one dog lover’s opinion.


  17. - Give Me A Break - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 9:38 am:

    Saw a two groups of ducks winging their way north. Maybe a good sign for an early Spring or confused ducks.


  18. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:06 am:

    =Labs are the best.=

    My first dog was a lab. He was a great dog. Since then I have had several spaniels and a retriever. All in all, dogs are just awesome.


  19. - Responsa - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:08 am:

    ==Labs are the best. Just one dog lover’s opinion.==

    Make that two dog lover’s opinion. Have had 5 of them over the years. They are perfect dogs both outside for fun and inside the house for snuggling and protection. I know your pup is lucky it got chosen by you and vice versa, Gohawks123.


  20. - JoanP - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:09 am:

    =Labs are the best.=

    Don’t tell Oscar.


  21. - Responsa - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:14 am:

    ==Don’t tell Oscar.==

    Lol. Labs eat more but don’t have to be taken to the groomer. Labs are pretty coming straight out of the lake or shower.


  22. - Drake Mallard - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:31 am:

    Any good dog is a great dog. Ask any dog owner. There’s a reason they are referred to as man’s best friend


  23. - Rabble - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:36 am:

    I have owned a snow blower for about 5 years and it probably has been used about 4 hours in the 5 years.


  24. - anonynon - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 10:51 am:

    looks like ken griffin is losing some money on GameStop!


  25. - FormerParatrooper - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 11:00 am:

    I agree about labs. Any dog that you bond with is the best you can have. Whenever I am away from home for more than a week my yellow lab will whine at the window. The wife calls and puts me on speaker phone and our girl relaxes and lays down on my side of the bed for the night. My pillow usually smells like her.


  26. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 11:12 am:

    Mark Buehrle stays on the Hall ballot. Now let’s keep talking about him because he deserves to be in. just compare him to some others who have made it in and you can see he deserves it.


  27. - Leave a Light On George - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 11:12 am:

    Here is my lab being a lab.

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  28. - Lady of the Lake - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 11:21 am:

    Have you ever sat at the vet and watched people come in with their dogs? All kinds of shapes and sizes, but everyone thinks their dog is best! We have our first shelter dog - it is fun to sit and try to figure out what dogs make up his heritage. Love him to pieces. We had a crazy cocker, and a beautiful collie before him They were all the best (well, that cocker was crazy but we loved him all the same.)


  29. - Essential State Employee - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 12:56 pm:

    I just received a text from Verizon stating that the 217 overlay area code (447) starts going into effect Feb. 27. On that day, all calls within the 217 require entering the area code as new 447 area code numbers will begin to be assigned then.


  30. - G'Kar - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 1:16 pm:

    WaPo has another article on Kinzinger.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/adam-kinzinger-republican-impeach-trump-capitol/2021/01/26/c544cc1e-55fa-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html


  31. - Lurker - Wednesday, Jan 27, 21 @ 2:35 pm:

    I agree on labs as we now have our third black lab. I really like they they sleep well and like to lay by your side. One word of warning on your pup, labs are easy to train when young but they truly are the axiom that you cannot teach an old dog. To clarify, they will not change/learn after the age of 3.


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