Cook County Forest Preserve to Fund Study For Pedestrian Bridge Over Torrence Avenue

Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush expressed support Thursday for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s $25 million funding initiative for the Forest Preserve District during a press conference this morning. Mayor Michelle thanked our Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore and President Preckwinkle for their support for Calumet City.

Forest Preserve officials plan to use the money on various maintenance projects and to assess the feasibility of installing a bike-pedestrian bridge over Torrence Avenue in Calumet City. The proposed bridge would connect and provide safe crossings from Camp Shabbona Woods on the west to Green Lake Family Aquatic Center on the east and the network of nearby trails.