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Group Sues Latin School Over Soccer Field

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A public land advocacy group is suing over a new soccer field in Chicago’s Lincoln park. The group Protect Our Parks is angry over a park district agreement that gives Latin School students exclusive use of the field at designated times throughout the year.

The group’s lawyer says the deal violates the Lakefront Protection Order and the state Constitution. Greta Lear is the group’s spokesperson.

LEAR: They made a private deal with the park district and we feel betrayed. And if our public officials will not defend us, we will have to defend ourselves.

The park district and the school agreed in 2004 to convert the grassy meadow near North Avenue into a turf soccer field. Construction got under way last fall. A Latin School spokesperson won’t comment on the law suit, but says the turf soccer field will benefit everyone.

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