Illinois

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Ticketed at as a Teen, a Young Black Woman Is Suing an City for Violating Her Civil Rights

It took four years and a jury trial for Amara Harris to beat the ticket that accused her of stealing another girl’s AirPods.

Now she’s heading back to court in the hope of stopping from using to discipline .

https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-naperville-school-ticketing-amara-harris-civil-rights-lawsuit-airpods

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We've been following Amara's case for years. Here's our story from 2022 about her long-funning fight over the ticket:
https://www.propublica.org/article/school-police-tickets-illinois-naperville

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And here's our coverage from last August of Amara's 3-day trial, where the jury ruled in her favor:

https://www.propublica.org/article/school-ticketing-naperville-illinois-airpods-amara-harris-verdict

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This July, my alma mater, Univ of Illinois, is hosting a five-day workshop on open science and research software engineering

The workshop focuses on helping early-career researchers (e.g, grad students, post-docs) level up from capable programmers to rock stars of accessible, open science

Best of all it's being organized by the brilliant Madicken Munk!

Oh, did I mention... it's free!

Application deadline is June 6th. Spread the word!

CC @us_rse

obeto,
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Ticketed at as a Teen, a Young Black Woman Is Suing an City for Violating Her Civil Rights

It took four years and a jury trial for Amara Harris to beat the ticket that accused her of stealing another girl’s AirPods.

Now she’s heading back to court in the hope of stopping from using to discipline . https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-naperville-school-ticketing-amara-harris-civil-rights-lawsuit-airpods

andreaswiedenhoff,
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A visit to the Railway Museum 🇺🇸 today for the “Chicago and North Western Weekend”. Among the trains running: the “bi-level” consist with “gallery cars” from the 1950s and the round-nosed EMD F-7A diesel from 1949, all in matching colours.

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Courtesy of a friend: a cornfield in in the 😬

My heart goes out to all you Midwesterners!

cyberlyra,
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@MaryAustinBooks @Incognitim We had the same a few summers ago in NJ, with Brood X during the pandemic. I remember walking outside and saying, “hey kids, today we’re going to learn how to count to one billion…”

ProPublica,
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School Districts Sent Kids to a For-Profit Out-of-State Facility That Isn’t Vetted or Monitored

A state was meant to help by allowing the use of public money to fund students’ tuition at special education boarding around the country.

But in solving one problem, lawmakers created another.

https://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-shrub-oak-schools-students-special-education

charlesgaba,
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📣 is a blue state, but it still has competitive legislative districts, and boosting state legislative turnout also helps with competitive U.S. House races! Help keep it blue by donating today.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ilblue24?refcode=gabamasto

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cvvhrn,
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@backyardecology Wow killer set! Here is one from our garden

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@cvvhrn Nice!

backyardecology,
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A Slender Baskettail dragonfly (Epitheca costalis) in the prairie garden today.

backyardecology,
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A pearl crescent butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) in the prairie garden today.

backyardecology,
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A question mark butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis) in the backyard today.

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GWESOfficial,
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Fittingly pink skies over , as seen by one of our community members.

charlesgaba,
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📣 is a blue state, but it still has competitive legislative districts, and boosting state legislative turnout also helps with competitive U.S. House races! Help keep it blue by donating today.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ilblue24?refcode=gabamasto

mybarkingdogs,
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, : National Weather Service: WARNING in this area until 9:45 PM CDT. Take shelter now in a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Check media. Source: NWS Lincoln IL

backyardecology,
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The first eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) of the year in our backyard.

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A red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) hanging out in our violet patch in the backyard today.

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, : National Weather Service: WARNING in this area until 9:30 PM CDT. Take shelter now in a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Check media. Source: NWS Lincoln IL

PChoate,
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An offer of free for in .

“If you’re arrested in Illinois at an encampment protest against the genocide in Gaza and need an attorney, I can represent you pro bono. Email me at sheryl@weikallaw.com”

https://www.threads.net/@theleftistlawyer/post/C6NE8OTrQDv/?xmt=AQGzHL4uyDT1NkuDNJ78-eZ-DJMMEcddmsD3HobTVGFagw

LALegault,
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@PChoate I encourage students in every state to search & social media, so many lawyers are now offering free legal services to protestors.

backyardecology,
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A common green darner dragonfly (Anax junius) in the backyard this morning. #dragonflies #Odonata #Illinois #nature #photography #wildlifephotography

TheManyVoices,
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🧵Signs of the 17-year are already showing up in . The city is a 25-min drive west of and had overwhelming numbers of these cicadas in 2006 and 1989. This year, sections of the state will also be hit with a 13-year brood, an event that hasn't happened since 1803.

If you're wondering if you might be seeing them near you, this is what to look for in the soil.

Zooming in on a small immature cicada (hard to see). Around the insect, there are holes in the ground. Each hole has a top that juts out of the ground, shaped like a topless muddy hut. (Photo credit Haley Hogan, Elmhurst, Illinois.) Note that I did not believe a content warning was warranted when posting these images, because the insects in these images are so incredibly difficult to discern.

backyardecology,
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Butterflies and bees enjoying our kale blossoms today.

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backyardecology,
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A male black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) in the backyard prairie garden this morning.

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Illinois’ solar industry sees continued growth with help of 2021 climate law
Jenny Whidden
4–5 minutes

Over the last eight years, small-scale solar projects in Illinois have grown from 1,000 to nearly 80,000

https://www.dailyherald.com/20240414/business/illinois-solar-industry-sees-continued-growth-with-help-of-2021-climate-law/

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A female Dunning's miner bee (Andrena dunningi) starting to burrow into the ground in the front yard.

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