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posted: 10/7/2013 5:00 AM

Attack should have gotten more press

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It's great to have a recreational resource like Lake Arlington in our community.

However, on Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 a.m. a woman's personal security was invaded as she was reportedly assaulted while jogging alone.

She survived the incident, physically uninjured; but the psychological impact may be another story. The scary occurrence was reported on the Channel 5 evening news and other network news casts BUT only very, very briefly in the Daily Herald in a section titled "Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds".

Frankly, I'm surprised. The Daily Herald is an outstanding publication; but in this instance and with all due respect allow me to file a critique. Why was this significant event only given minimal attention in the Sept. 28th Saturday edition?

All those who frequent Lake Arlington no doubt are concerned, as is the community at large. The neighborhood surrounding the lake is serene and quiet but hurtful and painful things can and do happen. No one, especially women, should walk/jog alone and they should always be prepared with appropriate defensive strategies.

A police presence would be appreciated or at least adequate security provided during those times when the population around the lake is sparse -- like early morning.

I can only imagine the trauma that woman went through as she was attacked and struggled to fight back.

I wish this fine newspaper would have put the story front and center. Thank you.

Dr. Larry J. Powitz

Arlington Heights

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