Looming budget woes cast shadow on project
|A look at the approach to the Slade Avenue Park|
boat ramp reveals cracked, crumbling asphalt.
(Ted Schnell • BocaJump)
A drive west down Slade Avenue in Elgin ends at a park laid out along the edge of the Fox River on the city’s East Side.
There is an area for parking to the right, and the driver brings his car to just a crawl as a couple of bicyclists slip out from a wooded trail to the left. They’re headed north on the Fox River Trail, a bike path that meanders through the area, following a shoreline made lush and verdant by this summer’s rains.