New Lenox, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Tapping this out down I-80 prior to my release from Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. It ended up being human coronavirus OC43 (beta coronavirus), a nasty, vicious type of the common cold. Other types, which this is not, include MERS and SARS. They thought I had pneumonia, but that proved not to be the case. Just an infection in the lungs which the coronavirus OC43 can help usher in.
This was enough for me. Symptoms are in the bullet points of the CDC link I added above. Don’t need to reiterate them here. I had them all.
Bottom line: wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer, I’m told.
So, I haven’t published in a spell. A week ago I was feeling drawn out, weaker, more tired in the evenings. This was probably already doing its work. Also confirmed this stay? Type 2 diabetes. So my misaligned sugar along with the coronavirus brought me down. This is the first day in what seems like forever that I’ve felt like opening my computer outside my normal day job, let alone writing to you wonderful people for the joy of it.
So, yes, it’s good to be back.
As a rule, I’m not used to writing about myself. Asked advice from fellow journalists in LION Publishers, the best professional journalism organization I’ve ever belonged to. In other organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, there’s too much of a cutthroat undercurrent. In LION? Collegiality. Good solid advice.
Their advice? One member summed it up best, ” Just tell them the truth. That’s the business we are in. “
I could use some advice. In with items to be used for hygiene, they included this strange artifact. It came with the toothbrush, but I can discern no way to use it on the teeth. If I ever used one of these, I’ve long forgotten why or how. I’d appreciate any thoughtful advice from readers.
We have some catching up to do.
There were the trustee and mayoral candidates forums, both lacking luster or vision. The trustee candidates, Candyce Herron
On the mayoral side, Trustee Mae Brandon had the edge. She was the only candidate who caught that the question asking why Canadian National funds were used for a $450,000 new park, presumably the one on the Village Green. The answer? CN funds were not used for that park. Rail Fan Park was constructed and paid for by Canadian National as part of the Village’s $7.3 million deal with the railroad in 2009.
Trustee Jon Vanderbilt also missed the conflation of the parks. Former Trustee JeRome Brown, for his part, not only missed that, but said he never would have voted for it. He was not on the board at the time of the CN agreement, but, hey, why miss a ribbon cutting for a new park?
Trustee Brandon was also the only candidate to catch the error in the
More on the forums in an upcoming article, now that I’m emerging from the fog of this cold.
Other items? Look for a
Finally, Steve. Steve Garcia, our new sports writer, has sent three articles on Chicago baseball. Look for his articles soon.
It’s good to be back.
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