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Prospect Heights family’s tree chosen for Daley Plaza

A Colorado spruce tree owned by Theiszman family Prospect Heights will be cut down Thursday become city's 99th Christmas tree.

A Colorado spruce tree, owned by the Theiszman family of Prospect Heights, will be cut down Thursday and become the city's 99th Christmas tree. / photo provided

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Updated: November 1, 2012 10:49AM

Chicago’s next Daley Plaza Christmas tree is now standing in Prospect Heights.

A 64-foot Colorado spruce tree owned by the Theiszman family of Prospect Heights has been chosen as Chicago’s 99th annual Christmas tree and will light up Daley Plaza starting next month.

Applicants submitted trees for consideration to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events during the summer and early fall.

The Colorado spruce tree,will be cut down Thursday and delivered Friday evening to Daley Plaza.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Theiszmans will light the tree on Tuesday, Nov. 20,.

The ceremony will include the cast of the Goodman Theater’s 35th anniversary performance of “The Christmas Carol,” and the all-male vocalist group, Gentelman’s Rule. The tree will be lit at 5 p.m.

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