News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 24rd 2020

It’s another wreck of a Wednesday. Luck continues to go from bad to worse. At this point I’m in need of a major miracle that won’t arrive. And definitely on tailend of 9 lives. If I even had those to begin with.

Bagged grocery store salad sickens more than 100 in 7 states Distributed by Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco and Aldi grocery stores is contaminated with cyclospora

Bayer to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle Roundup case

Bayer paying up to $10.9 billion to settle Monsanto weedkiller case

Bayer paying up to $10.9B to settle Monsanto weedkiller case

Augie’s Front Burner to close

Citing COVID-19, downtown Fourth of July fireworks canceled

Springfield Illinois fireworks July 4 2012

New Years Fireworks First Night Springfield IL

Springfield Illinois Fourth of July 2013 Fireworks

2014 First Night Springfield New Years Eve fireworks

Illinois State Fair Fireworks Friday August 20th 2017

Illinois State Fair Fireworks Friday August 10th 2019

Illinois State Fair Fireworks Friday August 9th 2019

Illegal fireworks sparked blaze that destroyed Bronx apartment: FDNY

Some States Break Virus Records as US Caseload Grows Anew

Texas Governor Says State Facing ‘Massive’ COVID-19 Outbreak

US Charges Texas Man with COVID-19 Loan Fraud

Refugee Resettlement Dwindling as Needs Hit All-Time High, IRC Warns

‘Coming back and biting us’: US sees virus resurgence

New coronavirus health concern as colleges reopen: Contaminated water sitting in pipes

Sangamon County reports 400th COVID-19 case

Fitness clubs can reopen for indoor workouts Friday, but stricter rules in Chicago have some gyms worried

Pritzker says Illinois has no plans to quarantine visitors from states with spiking COVID-19 infection rates

U.S. inmates got virus relief checks, and IRS wants them back

International Monetary Fund downgrades outlook for global economy in face of virus

As virus cases soar, Pakistan says it must keep economy open

Pandemic drives booming demand for kayaks, bikes, outdoor gear

South Dakota governor pledges to protect Mount Rushmore amid statue debate

South Dakota governor on taking down Mount Rushmore: ‘Not on my watch’

Where is Mount Rushmore

Oglala Sioux Tribe at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore June 2006

Iggy at Mount Rushmore 2007

Lincoln Mask Sculptor’s Studio Mount Rushmore

Mikey for President at Mount Rushmore

Mikey chills with the Presidents

Norbeck Overlook Black Hills National Forest

Old caboose somewhere in Black Hills South Dakota

Abraham Lincoln at the entrance to President’s Park Black Hills South Dakota

Iggy at the Bumpin Buffalo Bar and Grill Hill City South Dakota

28 Blocks Abraham Lincoln Mural Washington DC

Abraham Lincoln Funeral Rail Car Replica Springfield Illinois

Off-duty Chicago police sergeant rescues 3 who fell off jet ski into Lake Michigan near 63rd Street Beach

Chicago Board of Ed rejects bid to end contract with police, despite weeks of protests since killing of George Floyd

Protesters tear down statues, punch senator, set small fire after arrest of Black activist

Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

D&SNG receives green light to resume rides, with limited service

FTA funds TOD study of DART’s D2 Project stations

Amtrak reduces Springfield service amid pandemic

Amtrak cutting back Springfield service

Automated parking structure part of historic Detroit Free Press Building redo

Facebook boycott gains momentum

Black staff, athletes leave Liberty University after Falwell tweet

Evangelical Liberty U rattled by its own racial reckoning

Twitter hides Trump tweet for threatening potential protesters

Accused killer caught in Brooklyn gang bust left trail of Facebook posts boasting of violence: feds