Working later than usual Friday, 24 July 2020 17:58:35 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Politics, Travel (0) I kind of got into the flow today, so things to read later just piled up: Illinois found 1,532 new known Covid-19 cases as of today, with four downstate, bright-red counties now getting warned that their numbers are rising quickly. The GOP failures on containing this disease keep mounting. Greg Sargent points out that "Trump's authoritarian crackdown is so bad that even some in the GOP are blasting it." Maeve Higgins finds that her American passport just doesn't work anymore. Garmin's entire production app suite remains offline, but someone found time to rearrange their status page. QANTAS has retired its last Boeing 747, and gave it a lovely sign-off. And wait—you can make risotto in an Instant Pot? I might have to try that.