Tag: The Gem

Flossmoor Trustree George Lofton, with arms raised, and his wife, Felecia, far left, along with Ballantrae Neighborhood Watch Captain Les Rodgers, left, cheer on the runners. (Jalyn Edwards/H-F Chronicle)

The Gem 2023: Ballantrae neighborhood adds sparkle to Flossmoor’s Hidden Gem Half Marathon

The Hidden Gem Half Marathon swept through Flossmoor this weekend. With a thousand runners taking on the 13.1-mile course, the event drew residents from all corners of the village, along with special touches from the Ballantrae neighborhood. As participants traversed the tree-lined streets, residents in the Ballantrae neighborhood lined Dunfries[Read More…]

Flossmoor Hill students Imani Green, left, with her brother Camilo Green cheering oncoming runners. (Nuha Abdessalam/H-F Chronicle)

The Gem 2023: Flossmoor Hills residents help energize runners from across the country

Note: This story is part of a series looking at the 2023 Hidden Gem Half Marathon from various perspectives in Flossmoor. Runners from around the nation sprinted through Flossmoor’s historic roads, viewing the village’s tree-lined streets, vintage homes, parks, and prideful community members during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on[Read More…]

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