U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois' 18th District is fond of saying how many times he has run for office in a short amount of time. Actually, his history shows the value of name recognition, not personal achievement.
Since the 1960s the federal, state and local governments have spent much time and money on solutions to the disintegration of downtown areas. The erosion of Quincy's downtown, though much later, has followed the same patterns.
We still have some bullying, harassment and racism in our schools, but having the Fab Five in our schools last week moved us one step closer to my hope that all students will be able to have a blast in Quincy Public Schools.