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Flossmoor resident and former Chronicle editor Tom Houlihan gives village $1,000 for pawpaws

Jalen Coles-Foster, left, of Flossmoor Public Works, and Dave Becker, right, the village’s arborist, start planting some of the 17 pawpaw trees the village bought with a $1,000 donation from Tom Houlihan, center. (Photo provided)

For the first time, pawpaw trees can be found in public spaces around Flossmoor.

That is thanks to a $1,000 donation from Tom Houlihan to the village, which has purchased 17 of the native trees and is in the process of planting them in five different locations. Village arborist Dave Becker is among those happy about the generosity.

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