Mia Caporale, of Homewood, helped Chicago Christian win conference and regional titles in October. (Provided photo)
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Local trio helping Chicago Christian to big season

SPECO. 

Chicago Christian High School cross country runners write the acronym on their hands before races. It stands for "Spiritual, Passion, Encouragement, Commitment, Optimism." 

“(SPECO) is just a reminder of how we prioritize stuff,” junior Grace Mullin said. 

So far this season, it’s been an effective motivator. The Knights are in the middle of the most successful season in years, having won both a Metro Suburban Conference and regional championships in October.

A group of first-year runners from Homewood and Flossmoor have played important roles in . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

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

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

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

 

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