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‘Tree-mendous’: Flossmoor invites residents to help plant trees, make history

The Hidden Gem Half Marathon route through Flossmoor already has a reputation among runners for its shady stretches. The village is about to up the ante.

Flossmoor is seeking volunteers to help with what is anticipated to be one of Illinois’ largest, single-day, volunteer-driven tree plantings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 15.

The planting event will be conducted in partnership with Chicago Regional Tree Initiative (CRTI), the Morton Arboretum, the Hidden Gem Half Marathon and the village.

“Nothing speaks more to Flossmoor’s future than an . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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