The soda water of fire extinguishers propulsive out weights every so often dotted the pea-souper Wednesday on the South Side cay.
The dawning slowly burned by way of — red, spectral color, orange tree — over Lake Michigan.
Many of us utterly need that outside time per week into Illinois' rest - at - abode order.
I' ve never prized the morning rant with our favored mutt, Lady, more than now. And Wednesday made it very axiomatic that Chicagoans may have never loved their lakefront more.
The open and the stay - at - habitation edict are an partnership.
The kinetics of powerlining plant its own social pigeonholing.
Powerlining, that offbeat Chicago tradition, calls for propelling out a coefficient and rubber band, after that connecting floats, a tocsin and fishing line with treble hooks. It is primarily used for coral and trout, though sometimes for touch down, exceptionally.
The bombardment of the weights and the turning on the long lines means that powerliners need virtue space between the system. I put it at close to 50 feet between each powerliner.
I am not a powerliner, so I had a crackle bait on one pistol and the other gat with two cones of crawlers down several toes with split pictures under a float.
No rainbow trout were caught while I was there. The man next to me unredeemed one and I understood one other bell collapse. So I known as Ron Wozny to see how he was doing at Montrose Harbor. I did a story with him ( March 13, 2019 Sun - Times ) last year on the phylogeny of powerlining. He said it was just as unostentatious there.
Even so, I went to Montrose, where we tossed elbows, at the moment talked from a tight social distance.
We only saw one salmon, a teentsy trout, but that hardly ultimately matters.
"I just had to get out, " said Wozny, support many.
Anybody out on Wednesday knows how handsome the day was. It was just not just heaps of anglers, there were also great horned owls, bike riders, hurdler, cyclists, scooterers and cougars. But not as many doing dovey face as usual.
A hour later, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot filled up during her every day update about the selection of people congregating on the formation.
"If we have to — because you are not educating yourselves into compliance and if you are not abiding by these very clear, but necessary stay - at - home orders — we will be forced to shut down parks and the entire lakefront, ' ' she said.
"decriminalize me be exonerated. That's the last thing any of us want whichever's the last thing that I want to do as politician. But remain: If class don't take this in a serious way in which they must, I'm not cain't hesitate to pull almost every lever at my disposition to force compliance if necessary. But so let's not get to that point. We wouldn't need to. Stay at home. Only go out for basics. If you want to exercising, do it in a way that you are not assembly with other people. "
She isn't wrong. But I also plead for the lakefront and the parks being open, as long as people can respect social distancing and not gathering in groups.
The National Recreation and Park Association ( NRPA ) issued a statement last week in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID - 19 outbreak. More than 500 organizations signed on to the statement.
There are two important sides to that. One, citizens need to respect social distancing and other CDC advice. Second, government at all levels needs to respect, no, make that fully understand, the necessity of the time outside, especially in a time like this.
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