News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 25th 2020

Just another tirade Thursday. My luck still in gutter. Neighbor finally got new roof they have needed for 7 years. Been listening to roofers and construction noise for past 2 days.

Tri-Rail increases commuter rail schedule

Grand Rapids-Chicago Amtrak Pere Marquette trains return next week

MTA pulls emergency brake on all major projects as financial woes mount

This Was The Rock Island Railroad

Decatur Illinois announces transit service to cities for Amtrak access Jan 31, 2020

Lightning kills more than 100 in northern India

Coronavirus: New laws to ease outdoor drinking and dining rules

Brothers threaten to stop cooperating in Smollett case

Japan police to set up website to collect disaster photos and video

After months of limited options from the pandemic, Illinois looks to further reemerge from coronavirus restrictions on Friday

Chicago restaurants can reopen at 25% capacity Friday, but will they? Here’s what we found when we asked.

Man, 19, charged after 2 teen boys slain Saturday

Pritzker IEPA approves move of scrap shredder to predominantly Latino neighborhood

City orders shutdown of controversial North Side shredding plant after explosion

When the Toppled Statue Is of Your Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

Colorado Lawmakers Demand Investigation into Police Killing of Elijah McClain

War crimes charges force Trump to wait for Balkans talks

Oscar Grant’s mother has a mission: help BART prevent shootings like the one that killed her son

BART board member calls Confederate general an ‘exemplary gentleman’

‘We are just gonna go out and start slaughtering them’: Three cops fired after racist talk of killing black residents

BLM leader: If change doesn’t happen, then ‘we will burn down this system’

Red Lamborghini 2014 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Springfield Illinois

M1 crash: Lamborghini wrecked after 20 minutes

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder totaled 20 minutes after leaving showroom

Biggest Sahara dust storm in 50 years hits the US

Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean

‘Gorilla Dust Cloud’ formed from the biggest Saharan dust storm in 50 years hits the U.S. and will sweep over Florida, Texas and other states struggling with COVID-19 surges

Chrissy Teigen unveils results of her breast implant removal surgery as she updates fans on her recovery

Savannah Guthrie responds to critics of her ‘unkempt’ on-air look

Verizon joins list of US companies pulling adds from Facebook over its failure to crack down on hate speech

Trumps LOSE attempt to gag Mary Trump from publishing tell-all book as a judge dismisses petition

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey over ‘antisemitic conspiracy theory’ article

Treasury sent nearly $1.4B in stimulus payments to dead people: report

‘They want to throw God’s wonderful breathing system out’

Major incident declared in Bournemouth as thousands of people flock to beaches

New research explores how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic

Want to start cycling to work? Here’s how

UK recycling dumped by Turkish roadside

Virgin Australia to fly again with new US owner Bain Capital

Coronavirus: Volunteers wanted for antibody test trials

Coronavirus: Care home probed over 15 deaths rated ‘inadequate’