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This is an old picture of Chicago school children in the 60's looking at a partial eclipse through a pinhole in large cardboard boxes. Oddly, even with the eclipse glasses so prevelant this time, I've seen some news reports giving... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at respublica
A car hood with bullet holes in it was in the eastbound 44 roadway near Vandeventer. No Mattresses or ladders for a couple of days. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
I may try that Todd, although it sure seems longer than that when I've done it coming from the other way.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on One more painful road closure at respublica
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Some days I just shake my head in disbelief over decisions by local DOT's. This time it's IDOT which has decided to close 55/70 eastbound from the 64-55/70 interchange in East St. Louis all the way to 255 on the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
The kids at Christ Community Lutheran School where our grandsons attend had quite a first week. The first day of school saw everyone in a lock down right as the day began because of a bank robber loose in that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Late yesterday afternoon St. Louis suffered a torrential downpour and storm right about the time rush hour was beginning. It got dark, windy and rained so heavily that roads flooded, accidents happened and cars were bumper to bumper on interstates... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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The street department has been working around the downtown area for quite awhile now, but the results look fantastic. Kudos. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
I was looking at tv's online because we recently recycled two which had died. I noticed the prices are much lower than they used to be and most come with all kinds of connectivity. There are built in apps, WiFi,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This tongue in cheek news release from the Collinsville Police Department is a great diversion from the other hundreds which have been put out by other entities. And there are probably 1000's of these others which take the form of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
St. Louis and other cities have seen a plague of car break-ins, car thefts, and other crimes like this. They happen all over the area but the south city area has seen a huge uptick in these crimes. Now a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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During last year's Christmas season I moaned more than a little over the empty shelves where the Original Triscuits were supposed to be. The space for these Triscuits was empty and many stores while all the types with weird flavors... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
A ladder on 270 near Page Mattresses 107 Ladders 84 Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at respublica
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This public announcement went out to people living near Chester Illinois. It came from the Chester Emergency management office. It almost seems to be satire Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at respublica
Food Network puts out a magazine each month which is chock full of information, photos and even quizzes. Unlike many magazine this one isn't full of ads. The September issue has several pages featuring cooking tips they've received from readers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at respublica
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The Cardinals got themselves a new good luck animal last night, the kitten which was chased down and caught by a member of the grounds crew. If you live in the St Louis area you know all about the Rally... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at respublica
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If you live in the St. Louis area or other cities with Emerald Ash trees you know they've had to be cut down because of the influx of the Ash Borer. These trees just cannot survive this insect. But have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at respublica
Mattresses 107 Ladders 83 A mattress on 55 near the Brewery Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at respublica
Mattresses 105 Ladders 83 This morning a ladder on 270 near Dorsett Update: And 30 minutes later a mattress falls on 270 as well Mattresses 106 Ladders 83 Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at respublica
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Yesterday afternoon was quite the thing. A box with no return address was delivered to the seminary and very soon the Clayton police and St. Louis County bomb squad was here in force. Their dealings with this box took almost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at respublica
Mattresses 104 Ladders 82 A mattresses this morning on 270 at Dougherty Ferry. Oddly, on Friday afternoon Dale was driving from Lutheran Hour Ministries back to campus when he was behind a pickup truck with several ladders and wouldn't you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at respublica
I learned yesterday that IDOT will be closing all westbound lanes of 55/70 in Illinois from 203 to the merge with 64. This begins tonight and ends Monday morning. This could be a real headache for travelers heading west from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at respublica
On 70 eastbound at 270 a ladder on the highway Mattresses 103 Ladders 82 Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at respublica
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Yesterday was National Watermelon Day and aside from stories on how sweet, juicy and wonderful this fruit is during the summer months, there are also a few food writers who have to mess with it. They aren't content with just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at respublica
This should be obvious. Use the airport bathroom before getting on your flight. The reason travel experts give for this are: "If your flight is stuck on the ground or delayed, chances are high the seat belt sign will stay... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at respublica