Takeout 25 is helping keep local businesses going during the pandemic

Mike Stephen

Folsom Vice Mayor Sarah Aquino wrings out a rag before cleaning a table at Back Bistro in Folsom, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Aquino is an insurance broker. But she took a part-time job at one of her favorite local restaurants because they were struggling to hire people. Employers have reported a shortage of workers to meet demand as more people return to normal habits following the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic. Aquino sees it as her civic duty to help out local businesses. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

Mike Stephen, filling in for Bob Sirott, is joined by Village of Oak Park Trustee Ravi Parakkat to talk about Takeout 25, the not-for-profit that is bringing the community together and help save local restaurants. Ravi also discusses how businesses owners are preparing for the new vaccine mandates. For more information on Takeout 25 visit takeout25.org

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