What do you think about the plan to repave one of the paths through Perkins Woods in northwest Evanston?

Cook County officials say they need to double the width of the path to 10 feet so maintenance trucks can get down the path without creating ruts that fill with water and breed mosquitoes.

But neighbors at a public forum Tuesday night objected to the plan, saying the new path would be like a highway that would destroy the rustic nature of the county’s smallest forest preserve. 

Wider path through Perkins Woods?

Top: Perkins Woods in a 2000 City of Evanston aerial photo.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. What to do

    Cook County controls the forest preserve. You can present polls to Cook County and maybe it will have some effect. The City of Evanston do not have a say to what happens.

    If I lived in the area, I would want to keep it as-is.

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