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Hidden Gem organizers address route, closures, safety ahead of Sept. 11 race in Flossmoor

Tom Dobrez, co-founder of Flossmoor’s Future and one of the organizers of the Hidden Gem Half Marathon, talks to a group of residents who came out to Wiley’s on Thursday, July 29, to learn more about the race. (Bill Jones/H-F Chronicel)

If there is one message Sam Cutrara cannot emphasize enough leading up to the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on Sept. 11 in Flossmoor, it is this.

“Residents, if you have to get out, the only way to go is north of Flossmoor Road or south of Flossmoor Road,” said . . .

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