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SpotOn News – June 2020

Website Update as of June 2020 – Under Illinois’ 5-phased Reopening plan, gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited. Even under Phase 4 of Pritzker’s plan, venues must limit capacity to less than 51 people. Because of these restrictions, the arts community has cancelled events through the end of summer. Chicago’s iconic gatherings such as the Grant Park Music Fest, the Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, Lollapalooza, and many more events have been cancelled. Even under Phases 4 of the State’s plan, most music, theatre, dance, and educational gatherings would be prohibited. Until the Governor changes these restrictions, or we enter phase 5, most arts events will not occur. Accordingly, our site will remain reachable, but we will NOT be updating its content until this reopening has been announced. We are saddened by the devastation that the COVID pandemic has brought to so many throughout the world. We are also saddened and sickened by the murder of George Floyd and other African Americans who have died from police brutality or policing mistakes. We hope these turn of events will bring about a second, and this time successful, Reconstruction that brings equality and dignity to all Americans.

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