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Isabel’s morning briefing

Friday, Jun 30, 2023 - Posted by Isabel Miller

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8 Comments
  1. - Blake - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 8:35 am:

    The restrictions on selling fireworks here that are legal in Indiana & Missouri has long struck me as hard to justify and I don’t know why we rarely hear lawmakers talk about it.


  2. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 8:53 am:

    === I don’t know why===

    Firefighters union.


  3. - Sir Reel - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 9:18 am:

    Many years ago there was an explosion of convention centers across Illinois. I think there was some kind of funding from the State.

    Now there found in every city and even smaller towns. They all compete against each other. Continuous investment in them just ups the competition.

    Probably sounded like a good idea at the time.


  4. - cermak_rd - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 11:54 am:

    I’ve never really grokked why you can have a firewarm that is intended to kill someone but can’t have a firework that is only going to simulate explosions. I know they are dangerous but guns? Kind of dangerous, too.


  5. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 11:58 am:

    === firewarm that is intended to kill someone but can’t have a firework===

    The simple answer is that fireworks aren’t in the US Constitution.


  6. - Teacher Lady - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 1:57 pm:

    == After storm, city declares local state of emergency; curfew to be enacted: “The damage and destruction to the city is to such an extent that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the health, safety and welfare of the city of Springfield and its residents,” Buscher said at a press conference early Thursday evening.

    Announced in a press conference that many people didn’t know about because - no power in many parts of the city. The city has a text message system. We get messages about road closures, etc. No city text message yesterday about this state of emergency (agree with the declaration - the downed trees are a hazard), nor about the curfew. I hope no one ends up paying a fine for being stopped after curfew when they didn’t even use all available avenues to inform that there even was a curfew (banned punctuation)


  7. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 2:01 pm:

    ===The city has a text message system===

    I didn’t know that. Interesting. I guess I should figure out how to sign up, not that it would’ve done any good this week.


  8. - RNUG - Friday, Jun 30, 23 @ 4:06 pm:

    == I didn’t know that. ==

    Been signed up for years for their weather emergency texts and phone calls. Also get the weekly? emails in road closures, projects, etc. As much as I sometimes criticize Springfield, they do a fairly decent job of offering citizens ways to find out what is going on.


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