What's a Wednesday again? Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:35:08 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Geography, Politics, Travel, Work (0) Remember slow news days? Me neither. Republican legislators and business owners have pushed back on Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's plan to re-open the economy, preferring instead to force their employees into unsafe situations so they can return to making money. Professional dilettante Jared Kushner's leadership in getting a bunch of kids to organize mask distribution went about as well as one might predict. More reasonable people simply see how it means we're going to be in this a while. California has sued Uber and Lyft for violating AB5, claiming the two ride-sharing companies “gain an unfair and unlawful competitive advantage by inappropriately classifying massive numbers of California drivers as independent contractors,” according to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Assuming states were allowed to go bankrupt, Crain's Steven Strahler believes an Illinois bankruptcy might not be what anyone actually wants. Illinois' $560m shortfall in gasoline taxes right now has put transit projects at risk. The BBC tries to help the rest of the world understand why the US has a backlash against face masks, as does NBC. If you take New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut out of the equation, the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the US. Bottled water sales have gone up 57% year-over-year, so Consumer Reports wants to know why people are paying so much for someone else's tap water? Especially since bottlers often don't pay their water bills while residents are getting their water shut off. Anyone remember that it's the 20th anniversary of the ILOVEYOU virus? And finally, a cute diner in Toronto where I had breakfast last June has moved to delivery service during the lockdown. Too bad they can't deliver to Chicago.