Back in 2009 it was the then-new Benld grade school that was destroyed by mine subsidence. Now it’s Springfield Lutheran HS on the far west side; the original 1978 building is now uninhabitable except for their 2017 addition:
==Back in 2009 it was the then-new Benld grade school that was destroyed by mine subsidence. Now it’s Springfield Lutheran HS on the far west side==
The Illinois State Geological Society (at UIUC) has an interactive map of past coal mine sites. Basically all of Springfield except for the original city core, and the far southwest side, and around the lake, lie on former coal mine grounds that are subject to subsidence issues.
I think I’m circling around to La Russa being fun. He’s a bad manager, sure, but he’s bad in such inventive ways that Sox games are kinda appointment television now. New innovations in triple plays, 2 strike intentional walks, who knows what’s next? If they’re not gonna win, may as well do wacky hijinks.
something that hasn’t gotten much attention due to the shooting is the story about the off duty CPD officer in Park Ridge who had a Puerto Rican 14 year old boy pinned down on the ground over allegedly stealing a bicycle, a damn bicycle. who knows what would’ve happened if the boy’s mostly white friends hadn’t intervened to get the fully grown male off the boy’s back. absolutely disgusting. have Moylan/Murphy said anything?
30th ward liberal - yep, video is pretty good evidence that guy (allegedly CPD) was way out of line — if he thought physical restraint of the kid was necessary why did he let him up so quickly upon verbal only urging of the buddies, a bunch of kids.
The sox are a huge disappointment this year. In all phases of the game. Easily the most underperforming team in baseball. The manager, I don’t even know what to say there. If he had any integrity he would resign.