August 13, 2011

Elgin seeks grant for Slade boat ramp

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)
By 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.

August 6, 2011

We asked, you answered:

What you #LikeMostAboutElgin
By Ted Schnell • BocaJump
What a city we live in. Nestled along the Fox River, Elgin got its start as a rural town that grew into a center of commerce and industry, noted for its watches, for its dairies and long known as the City of Churches.