Friday, April 12, 2013
Detectives determined he has no ill intent, Elmhurst Chief Michael Ruth said.
A warning shared on Elmhurst-related Facebook groups this week has had some women who frequent the Illinois Prairie Path concerned. But Elmhurst Police Chief Michael Ruth said Thursday that the Path is safe. The warning making the rounds on Facebook described "unsettling incidents" involving a man approaching women on the Path and asking to run with them. The post said he had been spotted regularly, "as far back as early 2011," and was seen "watching runners in Villa Park" as well. The warning included a description of the man and his license plate number, and asked runners to call 911 if they see him. Chief Ruth said police identified the man, who is a 37-year-old Elmhurst resident, and asked him to come in to the station for an interview…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
St. Charles Road work, more money for street repaving also part of five-year plan.
The continual pursuit of grant funds for major capital projects by the city of Elmhurst could result in sending the Prairie Path under York Road. City Manager Jim Grabowski presented the project as part of the five-year capital plan Monday night, and city staff would like to begin engineering work. Public Works Director Mike Hughes explained that a change in state law requiring cars to stop for pedestrians means that runners and cyclists no longer wait for the cars on York to pass before crossing the busy road. While recent road work on York allowed the city to install more signage at the crossing, Hughes and Grabowski said it was time to separate the crossings in a more permanent and safer way. The city has secured about $300,000 in …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Volunteers are needed to keep the Prairie pristine.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Elmhurst Bike Task Force will lead a cleanup effort along the Elmhurst portion of the Illinois Prairie Path Saturday, April 23. This all-volunteer effort is in its third year and reflects community pride in our two multi-use trails. The other "jewel" is the Salt Creek Greenway Trail. The clean up will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. All volunteers should come to the Old Train Depot (just east of York Road at the Prairie Path) at 9 a.m. for work area assignment. Dress appropriately for the weather (volunteers work rain or shine). A pair of work gloves is recommended. Parking is available in the municipal lot just south of the Depot, accessed off of Vallette Street. The trails are owned by DuPage County, which in turn contracts for …