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Katie Tuten pens op-ed for Crain's Business on Restart Act


Katie Tuten and Robert Gomez, the co-chairs of CIVL write an Opinion piece published in Crain’s about the Restart Act.

“Businesses and workers in this sector benefit from one another, which means we also suffer with one another. Venues are interwoven into the fabric of their neighborhoods and communities for generations… Should these businesses remain shuttered much linger, many will close for good…
As both houses of Congress recess at the end of the month, we remind them of their constituents whose lives and livelihoods depend on the financial assistance the Restart Act would provide. We urge Congress to pass it and the president to sign it into law.”

Read the entire piece here.

In support of Chicago’s diverse and legendary music industry, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2021 as the “Year of Chicago Music.” This citywide focus on music is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. The City of Chicago and its partners working with the local music industry will present "Chicago In Tune" (August 19 – September 19), a new annual music festival; launch a major marketing campaign for Chicago music; provide additional financial grants for musicians and music projects; encourage dialog around inclusion and equity; and call on civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders to support the music industry. Learn more at chicago.gov/music.