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Fatal Lake Arlington trail accident renews calls for safety

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The peaceful walking path around Lake Arlington is getting too busy in the evening and on nice days, say nearby residents not surprised by the death of a walker hit by a bicyclist last month.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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The recent death of a pedestrian after a collision with a bike on the path around Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights has fellow patrons saddened -- but not surprised, and calling for more courtesy and enforcement. "I feel real bad, but I'm not surprised," said Barbara Ilic, an Arlington Heights resident who walks there daily. "Something like that was just bound to happen sooner or later. It's just become a danger zone."
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