A few months ago we wrote about 19 residents of Wayside Cross ministries (see here and here) who were nearly evicted from their home because the city sought to evict them claiming the men who were required to register as sex offenders were living too close to a playground.

So far, the civil rights attorneys representing the 19 individuals were keeping the evictions at bay with the argument that the park is not a playground and the law only covers “schools, playgrounds or daycare facilities.”

Now, according to the Associated Press, it seems that to circumvent that argument, the City of “Aurora may apply for a grant from the state to upgrade McCarty Park, including installing more playground equipment there.The $218,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources would go toward the playground equipment as well as to fix up the water feature that is already there, city officials said.”


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