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Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 11.18.36 AM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Colorado Springs artists hope for financial boost on Artists Sunday COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Artists Sunday is celebrated on Sunday, November 29th, and over two dozen Colorado Springs artists are hoping it'll be their own version of a Black Friday. Planted squarely in the midst of the largest holiday shopping weekend of the year, Artists Sunday aims to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the arts’ most profitable day for artists annually, boosting sales for creators of art, crafts, and handmade items while encouraging consumers to purchase art as holiday gifts. “Colorado is proud to be a part of this nationwide effort to support the creative class,” said Margaret Hunt, director of Colorado Creative Industries. “Artists Sunday is a great way to support local artists, celebrate creativity, and find unique, meaningful gifts for everyone who appreciates the arts.” The day is dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop with artists and give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season. More than 30 local Colorado Springs artists, with many more across the state of Colorado, have joined the alliance. The artists are hoping to the day will be a boost financially. The economic hit on the arts and culture sector in the United States has topped $13.1 billion, according to an ongoing survey by Americans for the Arts. A staggering 96% of click here to find out more organizations have canceled events totaling 96 million in lost in-person attendance, which has been challenging for artists to earn an income without in-person, customer-facing events.


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A Chicago police officer said he put his training to good use when he was off-duty and came upon a fire earlier this week in the Old Town neighborhood. Officer John Hanlon, who works in the 19th District on the North Side, was running errands when he saw thick black smoke coming from an apartment building on the 500 block of West North Avenue. He saw a man punching out a small window with smoke billowing around him. The man "took a nose dive to the ground," Hanlon told WBBM, and the officer knew he needed help. The man's arm was bleeding badly and it was clearly broken. Hanlon, it turned out, had a first-aid kit in his personal car. He grabbed it and went to work, putting a tourniquet on the man's arm and applying a pressure bandage to slow the bleeding while awaiting an ambulance. He's used the medical training he receives each year on numerous occasions, "buying time," he said for people who have been shot, stabbed or had other traumatic injuries. Hanlon has been a CPD officer for six years.

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