The short section of Flossmoor Road between Village Hall and Infant Jesus of Prague Church would normally be fairly quiet before 7:45 a.m. on a Saturday, but this past weekend it was buzzing with 620 runners warming up and waiting for their countdown.
The runners gathered for the Hidden Gem Half Marathon and quickly set off on the 13.1-mile course through Flossmoor’s various neighborhoods, past its schools and sculptures and in view of local spectators and cheerleaders of all kinds.
The fastest male runner, Alan Peterson of Chicago, completed . . .