Things I’ve found interesting March 23rd 2020

Third day of Illinois Shelter in Place. I know it’s most likely bad timing to ask yet again for a small tip as a thank you for my work here. But just like readers I need to pay rent and put food in fridge.

Thanks to your support, Passenger Rail is included in the Senate Stimulus Bill

Komatsu Introduces PC30E-5 Electric Mini Excavator In Japan

CASE Introduces World’s First Fully Electric Backhoe Loader

How to prevent your Zoom meetings being Zoom-bombed (gate-crashed) by trolls

Antibiotic resistance will change the way we live

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn’t His Problem

Rivian wants police to use its electric trucks with seats that are comfortable when carrying a gun

Rivian takes over Uptown Normal Illinois

Elon Musk: Tesla Model Y heat pump is some of the best engineering I’ve seen in a while

The Biggest Change in Model Y Over the S, 3, or X!

Tesla Model 3 gets the nod from police over cost and performance, bye-bye Dodge Charger

Tesla Model S police patrol vehicle is going to hit the road in Fremont, save over $30,000 in gas

First look at new Tesla Model S police cars

Largest fleet of Tesla police patrol vehicles start hitting the roads

I bought a $30,000 Tesla Model X

Ford submits patent application for daisy chain of mobile EV chargers

In a week, the coronavirus razed U.S. transit and rail systems

Coronavirus FAQ : Can a U.S. state close its borders to prevent disease transmission?

50,000 N95 masks delivered to UW researcher’s home thanks to Elon Musk, Tesla

Polestar begins production of its EV, thanks to China’s virus-fighting measures

Which global EV plants are pausing for coronavirus? We are keeping track

A quick photo of 50,000 N95 masks and uncountable PAPR helmets for COVID19 response in my garage before they were loaded into UWMedicine trucks.

One dangerous coronavirus ‘self-check test’ is circulating on social media. Here’s why you should avoid it.

Inslee orders Washingtonians to stay at home to slow spread of coronavirus

Bill Gates warned us of a COVID-19-like pandemic — watch his TED Talk from 2015

To Tame Coronavirus, Mao-Style Social Control Blankets China

Illinois National Guard dispels rumors of military action related to coronavirus

Officials: McLean County woman dies of COVID-19

Illinois State Board of Education issues guidance on ‘Act of God’ days

McLean County dentists triaging patients, sharing supplies with hospitals as coronavirus spreads

Facing ‘unprecedented’ number of claims, Illinois urges laid off workers to apply for benefits online

Illinois manufacturers are switching gears to make equipment to fight COVID-19. Here’s what they’re doing.

Sign language interpreter at Illinois coronavirus press conferences thrust into spotlight

Peoria Diocese suspends public worship through Easter because of coronavirus pandemic

Amazon teams up with Bill Gates-backed group to deliver coronavirus test kits

Microsoft to prioritize cloud access for first responders and emergency services

Zillow stops buying homes, citing the coronavirus

As California shelters at home from coronavirus, construction of housing goes on

Railroad Switching Service of Missouri Freight Train on Illinois Terminal St. Louis Line

Illinois Traction Society – “The” Society for Illinois Terminal History

Wabash RR Turntable (near Clayton Ave., next to Metrolink)

Window hearts movement has Galesburg roots

This Time Capsule House Has a Swingin’ Party Room [PHOTOS]

Free for 24 hours, download Alto’s Odyssey, one of the world’s most soothing video games

New research is finding ways to turn living cells into mini-factories for materials

Illinois Cannabis Law Overview Springfield Police Department

Now is the time to strengthen and fight for the Affordable Care Act

Visual Effects Society urges Hollywood to let VFX artists work remotely during coronavirus crisis

Apple Watches exempt from US tariffs on Chinese imports, report says

Two more coronavirus deaths reported in Clark County

Las Vegas casino worker still stunned by unprecedented Strip closures

Las Vegas nightclub industry suffers layoffs and furloughs

MGM providing $1 million in emergency financial aid for employees

Moulin Rouge Agreement recognition to be held virtually

China to end lockdown of most of virus-hit Hubei province at midnight; restrictions on Wuhan to remain until April 8

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