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Officials laud Cal-Sag Trail’s ‘powerful’ potential

With a groundbreaking celebration for the Cal-Sag Trail looming on June 7, community leaders at a breakfast meeting Wednesday were served a heaping helping of inspiration for how to leverage the many benefits the trail will offer.

Steve Buchtel, executive director of Trails for Illinois, has often talked about the “triple bottom line” of trails — which offer not only recreational benefits, but vast opportunities for improving health, economic development and the environment, on which other towns have capitalized.

The trail is “health infrastructure,” he said…Please click here to read Susan Demar Lafferty’s story in the Southtown Star.

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