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New McHenry County ballpark receives initial approval

The real decision will come from the Woodstock City Council, perhaps as soon as Dec. 16
The Woodstock Plan Commission gave initial approval to plan for a new independent Frontier League ballpark late last week, with the City Council next up.

The proposal didn’t pass without some criticism, however. While commissioners loved the idea of a ballpark, they weren’t thrilled with the proposal from Merryman Aggregates to set up gravel pits on 120 acres next to the ballpark, especially when important bits of information, such as the environmental impact of gravel mining next to the wetlands, was missing from the proposal.

So don’t read too much into this approval: while it’s necessary from a procedural viewpoint, the real power lies in governmental bodies up the food chain.

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