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State examining grant spent at Zion ballpark

State examining grant spent at Zion ballpark

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  • This is how a site for a proposed baseball stadium in Zion looked last month. The state granted $1.3 million for lights, dugouts and other elements that were to be part of the unbuilt ballpark, which city officials announced was under construction in April 2010.

       This is how a site for a proposed baseball stadium in Zion looked last month. The state granted $1.3 million for lights, dugouts and other elements that were to be part of the unbuilt ballpark, which city officials announced was under construction in April 2010.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Zion last summer rented seats for a temporary ballpark used by the Lake County Fielders independent baseball team. Officials spent $1.3 million in state grants in 2010 for lights and other work that was supposed to be part of a permanent stadium.

       Zion last summer rented seats for a temporary ballpark used by the Lake County Fielders independent baseball team. Officials spent $1.3 million in state grants in 2010 for lights and other work that was supposed to be part of a permanent stadium.
    Bob Susnjara | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Zion ex-official talks stadium

  • Video: Temporary stadium fun

  • Video: Stadium job chatter

 
 

Illinois department of commerce and economic opportunity officials plan to examine whether the city of zion properly spent $1.3 million in state grants connected to a baseball stadium that has yet to be built since 2010. zion officials promoted the stadium as a job generator.

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