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Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, September 29

    • Lightfoot reopens indoor service for bars w/o kitchens, increases restaurant capacity (Block Club)
    • Homewood’s historic Amtrak train station overhaul underway; Metra station is next (Tribune)
    • National Park Service seeking public input on Environmental Assessment for Obama Center plan
    • New Pilsen mural pays tribute to essential workers (Block Club)
    • Ride Illinois prepares 10-year Bikeway Implementation plan for Rockford (RR Star)
    • Forest preserves report more riders on the bike trails during COVID (Daily Herald)
    • 7 Chicagoland bike trails where you can take a long ride (Time Out)

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