The Village of Dunlap now has control over an unused and impassable portion of the Rock Island Trail thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) that was recently signed into law.
Senate Bill 84 authorizes the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to transfer unused portions of the Rock Island Trail to the Village of Dunlap, which the village intends to use to enhance accessibility and recreational amenities.
“The Rock Island Trail is a popular destination point for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the state and even the nation,” said Sen. Stoller. “The signing of this bill will help improve the experience for everyone who use the trail, and more importantly it will improve safety.”
Currently, anyone who uses the Rock Island Trail in the Dunlap area must utilize the village’s busy streets if they wish to continue down the trial because of the impassable portion. Sen. Stoller notes that this is dangerous for both pedestrians and motorists.
Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 84 into law on Aug. 6.