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In this June 29, 2010 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned Nov. 9 as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
It takes a walk in the woods to get a good look at the future of the Portage Park District. Just two years ago, the district was operating on a shoestring budget, with development of more outdoor recreational space grinding to a halt. This was happening just as suburban development was beginning to close off options to acquire and protect large blocs of land, especially in the western part of the county.