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West Berlin children at Tempelhof airport watch fleets of U.S. airplanes bringing in supplies to circumvent the Russian blockade in this undated photo. The airlift began June 25, 1948 and continued for 11 months. (AP Photo)
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.