A controversial soccer field opened Saturday in Lincoln Park, but a group of residents opposed to the project insisted it isn't done fighting and called on the Chicago Park District to test the field's artificial turf.
Protested field sees its debut
Park District Supt. Tim Mitchell, who spoke at the field Saturday to dozens of parents, said he hopes to build 20 artificial turf fields across the city during the next five years. This year, the Latin School of Chicago began building the nearly $2 million artificial-turf field north of LaSalle Drive in exchange for priority use of the field. But Protect Our Parks, a group opposed to the project, sued the school and the Park District, canceling the deal with the school.