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Cook County transit fare reduction project officially launched Monday

For Gia Roberts of Hazel Crest, the highlight of the Bike the Gem community ride on Saturday, Aug. 7, was the people along the route who cheered the riders and offered them bottles of water on a hot day.

"At that 10-mile mark I was like 'I'm not going to make it,'" Roberts said. "They were cheering you on. They were standing out there saying, 'You can do it!'"

Bike the Gem is a preview and promotion for the Hidden Gem Half Marathon, which will be run on Sept. 11, giving non-runners . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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