As the COVID-19 virus continues to sicken thousands of Americans, Quincy's City Council is planning to throw a lifeline to small businesses in the city in hopes of negating the economic impacts of the pandemic that has killed more than 1,000 people in the U.S.
A Quincy man accused of violating an order of protection for a Quincy teenager who drowned last October was sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after entering a guilty plea.
The novel coronavirus, which has sickened thousands of Americans and hundreds of people worldwide, has taken a toll on schools, restaurants, bars, the airline industry, retail stores, hotels and motels, and other businesses.
While Paul Reitz is confident about the future, he is also realistic concerning the present. "No one really knows when it will again be ‘business as usual,' " he said.
The coronavirus pandemic took center stage at Wednesday night's Quincy School Board meeting where the discussion had been expected to focus on next steps following last week's defeat of the education fund tax increase.
Laura Sievert said the idea came to her a few days ago. A mother of two young boys, Sievert felt creating a virtual type of learning experience for youngsters — one that includes an element of entertainment — would prove beneficial.
When two Cessna 402 touched down at Quincy Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon from St. Louis and Chicago, not a single passenger disembarked from the planes.