Dear Gazette Chicago Readers:
Well, we made it to the holiday season, despite the incredible challenges brought forth by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hopefully, help is on the way soon with the distribution of vaccines from a number of pharmaceutical companies. In the meantime, continue to practice sensible social distancing guidelines to protect yourselves, your loved ones, and our front-line heroes.
In this issue, Gazette Chicago brings you a variety of ways to celebrate the season. And, even though it might seem difficult, we must do our best not to let Christmas 2020 pass us by. We hope you find creative ways to celebrate with our “Christmas in Chicago” guide and encourage you reach out to neighbors in need by seeing the many ways to lend a hand in our 38th annual “Spirit of Giving” section.
Please also go to our website at www.gazettechicago.com and click on the “E-Edition” tab to read the listing of holiday church services in the community, our “Year in Review” section, and other activities in “Around the Neighborhood.” Our electronic edition offers eight additional pages of content.
Beginning on page 17, we offer you our annual “Holiday Wish List.” Know that we continue to extend our thoughts and support in every way that we can (our website has a list of local sites for COVID-19 testing).
Be safe, be secure, and find some time to embrace the hope of the season. And remember, we are all in this together.
Mark J. Valentino
Editor and Publisher