Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the district will have to repay Latin's costs for the mostly finished field, which is an estimated $2 million, as well as pay $40,000 for legal fees and other costs to Protect Our Parks, the citizens' group that sued to block the deal. Officials said that the Park District likely violated state law and its own procedures by approving the Latin contract with minimal public review and that if the district is still interested in developing an artificial turf soccer field on the property, it must submit plans to the Chicago Plan Commission and the district's board of directors. [
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Last updated on May-20-08