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Bicycling enthusiasts, officials celebrate opening of Pennsy Greenway trail

About 120 residents from Illinois and Indiana gathered Sunday afternoon for a ceremony to celebrate the connection of the two states via the Pennsy Greenway bike trail.

The point where the two states meet on the trail is just east of Wentworth Avenue, where red brick pavement marks the spot. An archway is expected to be added at a later date.

Lansing had completed its section of the trail in 2008 and Munster finished its earlier this year.

A group of dignitaries that included Illinois state Rep. Marcus Evans, Lansing Village President Norm Abbott and Munster Town Manager Tom DeGiulio took turns addressing the crowd and explaining the significance of the bistate cooperation that made the trail connection possible…Please click here to read  Paul Czapkowicz’s story in the Times, or a related editorial here.

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