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Palatine Park District renaming athletic fields after former leader

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The baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine will be renamed in honor of Ron Gbur, the former executive director of the Palatine Park District. Among other things, Gbur is credited with the development of the sports fields.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine will be renamed in honor of Ron Gbur, the former executive director of the Palatine Park District. Among other things, Gbur is credited with the development of the sports fields.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine will be renamed in honor of Ron Gbur, the former executive director of the Palatine Park District. Among other things, Gbur is credited with the development of the sports fields.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

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Palatine Park District officials generally try to avoid naming facilities after people, preferring instead to highlight native plants and animals. But some people, they agree, warrant an exception. The park district board this month voted to rename the baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir after Ron Gbur, who served as executive director from 2002 until his retirement last year.
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    • The baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine will be renamed in honor of Ron Gbur, the former executive director of the Palatine Park District. Among other things, Gbur is credited with the development of the sports fields.
    • The baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine will be renamed in honor of Ron Gbur, the former executive director of the Palatine Park District. Among other things, Gbur is credited with the development of the sports fields.
    • The baseball and soccer fields at Hamilton Reservoir in Palatine will be renamed in honor of Ron Gbur, the former executive director of the Palatine Park District. Among other things, Gbur is credited with the development of the sports fields.
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