After spending a small fortune on toll roads in the east, including four tolls in as many miles in upstate New York and $16 to cross the George Washington Bridge, I doubt I’ll ever complain about Illinois tolls again.
- Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jul 22, 21 @ 8:40 am:
Bad haze in the sky for some days now, including this lovely morning. This is from the wildfires on the west coast and Canada. This also happened during the July 4 weekend. Don’t recall this happening very often in the past, but global temperatures and CO2 levels are now at/near records.
They smelled the smoke in New York City. We have to act as a nation, and hopefully something can get started with the infrastructure bills, particularly the Democrat-only package, because the other party politicizes a planetary predicament (h/t Dr. Smith).
It is still bothering me that the republicans put out a press release on critical race theory with their Lincoln outline on their press release. Lincoln is famous for implementing a critical race theory. bothers me.
I was just thinking about Illinois’s state parks. We only have three or four really good ones; the rest are merely okay. I’m hoping the state can develop and open up the land purchase they made last year (or was it the year before?) next to Starved Rock along the Vermillion River; that should be wonderful.
Thankfully the Cardinals held the lead in the 9th last night. Unlike Tuesday night’s 6-run disaster.
- Cool Papa Bell - Thursday, Jul 22, 21 @ 9:51 am:
Benjamin - Illinois has wonderful state parks - just many that aren’t located near the state’s largest population centers. Rock Cut near Rockford is a great one if you haven’t been.
A big problem is simply not much land anymore to make a park from - its’ all corn and soybean fields. A TREMENDOUS gift from someone would be to buy a few thousand acres of land and work over decades to return it to prairie. If they could connect to Midewin it would be even better.
Scanned copy online of the Norfolk (VA) Post (via the Virginia Chronicle) has a stoy on the arrest from their July 26, 1921 paper:
“Judge E. S. Smith today held Governor Len Small amenable to arrest on warrants charging him with embezzlement of large sums of state funds. Overruling contentions of Small’s attorneys that the governor Is Immune from arrest by virtue of his office, Judge Smith held: “There is no king In Illinois. The governor is liable to arrest. . .”