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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Giddy up to the Happy Trails Jamboree on Friday, Oct. 1!

The Happy Trails Jamboree is a “FUNdraising” event to raise money to complete the Calumet-Sag Trail, a 32-mile, multi-use path. When completed in 2012, the trail will run from Lemont to Burnham along 26 miles of waterway, following the banks of the Calumet-Sag Channel and Calumet River.

The event takes place in a cozy, heated tent and the ticket price includes dinner and drinks, silent and live auctions, campfires & s’mores, cow milking contests, dancing, and entertainment by Bernie Glim & The Country Roads Band.

On October 1, 2010, 6 PM to 10 PM, you can wander over to the Lake Katherine Nature Center at 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights. Tickets are $50. A Trek Soho bike will be raffled off at the event (retail value $1149, courtesy of Rbikes.com).