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  • Park districtís done job; now itís up to us Aug 13, 2013 1:07 PM
    Letter to the editor: Martin Robinson marvels at how well the Arlington Hts. Park District has marked the Lake Arlington path to avoid collisions - and marvels more at the people who ignore the warnings.

  • This will only work if we all comply Aug 13, 2013 1:07 PM
    Letter to the editor: Paul Schmitz is hopeful that the new lane markings at Lake Arlington will prevent any more tragic accidents, but he points out that people have to follow the rules, if everybody is to be safe.

  • Lake Arlington increases path patrols, splits path Aug 2, 2013 5:32 AM
    Visitors to Lake Arlington will see increased patrols, new signage and pathway markings indicating interim changes in response to the death of a woman struck by a bicyclist on the path earlier this summer. “The district knows that simply upgrading signage and pathway markings will not be enough to successfully promote a mutual respect among all path users,” officials said in a release

  • Problems on path are due to walkers Jul 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bill Graves of Arlington Hts. says he quit riding his bike at Lake Arlington because of the inconsiderate walkers, who walk 3 and 4 abreast, let their children wander all over the place and ignore calls from bicyclists who are passing on the left.

  • Only solution at lake is to build 2nd trail Jul 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry J. Powitz of Arlington Hts. was there when they dug out Lake Arlington, and has been there ever since. The only solution to the current safety problem is a second trail, he believes.

  • Inexpensive idea for Lake Arlington trail Jul 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ed Ridchter has an idea for making the Lake Arlington trail safer - have "wheeled" traffic travel in one direction on the trail, and have pedestrian traffic go the opposite direction.

  • Fears park district wonít do anything Jul 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Philip Pick of Arlington Heights says he thinks the park district can find $800,000 in their budget somewhere to build a second trail at Lake Arlington.

  • How about putting bells on all the bikes? Jul 17, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bonnie Cote of Arlington Hts. got an idea from a little girl on a pink bike riding at Lake Arlington; why not require all bikes to have bells, which riders would ring when they approach a walker?

  • Editorial: A first step toward Lake Arlington trail safety Jul 16, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District has acted to make the trail around Lake Arlington safer for all users -- without committing a lot of money or banning bicycles. A Daily Herald editorial says this is a reasonable first step.

  • Park district should try sharing facilities Jul 15, 2013 12:00 PM
    Letter to the editor: Greg Larson of Arlington Hts. wishes the park district could find more ways to share facilities with the local schools, so that money could be redirected from new gyms to other priorities.

  • Changes planned at Lake Arlington path following death Jul 15, 2013 9:44 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District announced this weekend that it will make a few interim changes at Lake Arlington in light of the recent death of a pedestrian who was struck by a bicyclist last month. As part of the interim action plan for Lake Arlington, the park district will restrict bicycle and other wheeled use to the outside lane of the path and require people to only travel one-way — counter clockwise — every day.

  • Editorial: Walker's death a clarion call for safety Jul 11, 2013 10:27 AM
    The death of a pedestrian who was hit by a bicyclist on an Arlington Heights path is a wake-up call for all to use suburban paths safely, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Fatal Lake Arlington trail accident renews calls for safety Jul 9, 2013 5:19 AM
    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.”

  • Lake Arlington trail safety will be looked at, officials say Jul 10, 2013 5:27 AM
    Arlington Heights Park District officials say they will again look at how to increase safety at Lake Arlington after a woman who was hit in June by an 11-year-old cyclist died last week. Police and park officials are saying the death of Barbara Pagano, 74, was a tragic accident. “We will continue to look at ways to make the path as safe as possible,” Executive Director Steve Scholten said.

  • Districts 25, 214 to share Arlington Heights Park District facilities Apr 25, 2013 1:45 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District recently reached agreements with Northwest Suburban High School 214 and Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 to share or lease its facilities over the next several years. The District 25 deal allows the park and school districts to share one another's properties for free through April 30, 2018. The District 214 agreement involves the school district paying the park district a weekly fee, adding up to $286,650 over the next three years.

  • Why are trees torn up in Willow Park? Apr 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Shery Hogan and her husband wonder why trees are being taken down in Willow Park in Arlington Heights.

  • Arlington Heights referee, youth advocate loses battle with cancer Mar 26, 2013 5:59 PM
    Longtime Northwest suburban basketball referee Bill Spicer, who battled a rare form of leukemia for nearly a year, succumbed to the disease Sunday. He was 59. Spicer was involved with youth athletics for more than 20 years in the Northwest suburbs. He was active with the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association, serving as its president since 1989.

  • Why not use the gyms already here? Mar 12, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Greg Larson says he wishes the Arlington Heights Park District would do more to use gyms that already exist at area schools, instead of trying to build more.

  • Teens, businesses connect at Arlington Hts. job fair Mar 9, 2013 1:27 PM
    T-ball instructor. Receptionist. Landscaper. Cashier. Bagger. Dishwasher.Arlington Heights businesses are looking to fill these jobs — and then some — and they got the word out to their target employment pool Saturday morning at the first Teen Job Fair. "The goal is to get it out there that we have jobs for them," said Matt Healy, athletic supervisor with the Arlington Heights Park District.

  • Arlington Heights struggles to gain interest in teen job fair Feb 19, 2013 7:37 PM
    With less than three weeks until the first Teen Job Fair in Arlington Heights, officials are still trying to get more employers involved to make sure the event doesn't have to be canceled for the second year in a row. So far four employers have signed up to participate.

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