Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, December 30

  • CTA announces disposable mask dispensers to be added to some Chicago buses (ABC)
  • Churro Waffle family mourns Giovanny Bucio and aunt Araceli Gutierrez, killed in Gage park (Block Club)
  • Evanston’s Main St. corridor is slated for pedestrian improvements (Evanston Roundtable)
  • The city’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program opens to applications on 1/11 (Block Club)
  • Forty Acres, a Black-owned grocery store, is coming to Austin food desert (Block Club)
  • Marquette Bank hosts Christmas Without Cancer’s annual bike contest (Beverly Review)
  • Camping was a great escape from the pandemic this year (Sun-Times)
  • Here’s a guide to good hiking routes in the region (Reader)

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