Last week, I was privileged to announce that after three years of hard work and collaboration with many agencies, Arts Quincy had secured $1.5 million of the $50 million in state funding allotted to arts and cultural capital campaigns.
I am writing to express my disgust, shock and embarrassment at the Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs I am seeing all over town. You may disagree with Pritzker's policy, but these signs are a personal attack.
We are at a moment of extreme crisis. Our nation's workers have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As I move about our community, I notice people everywhere without masks in public. Today I even saw a father without a mask with a grocery cart pushing around the store his small son, who did wear a mask.
Much has been lost, or at least greatly overshadowed at times, in the regular news cycle over the past 2 1/2 months. We owe that, of course, to the daily deluge of information tied to the pandemic.
If anyone thought the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic would bring this country together politically to fight a common enemy, they were woefully mistaken.
Usually, summertime is a great time for blockbuster movie releases. This year, however, promises to be much different.
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