In 1883, a volcano on the island of Krakatoa, which sits between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia, exploded. That explosion was heard by people in over 50 different geographical locations, spanning an area covering a thirteenth of the planet.
Monarch butterflies, one of the few insects that migrate, are on the move from their summer-season homes in southern Canada toward their wintering homes in Mexico, and many are coming right through our area.
That campfire-ish scent that was wafting through the stateline last week has been chalked up to Canadian wildfires, and now another side-effect of those wildfires, this time visual, is here in the form of really cool, colorful sunsets.
It wasn't due to an escape, or even an escape attempt. It wasn't because of a riot or a massive fight in the cafeteria, either. The Cook County Jail recently experienced a lockdown because of the NBA Finals. It seems that over 300 guards (317, to be exact) called in "sick" so they could stay home to watch Game 7 between the Cavs and the Warriors.