CHICAGO (CBS) — A baseball field in Garfield Park is finally getting the care it needs.

When it rains, the baseball field becomes a muddy swamp – sidelining kids for days.

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Garfield Park Little League President Nadine Bass told CBS 2’s Jim Williams that 12 years ago, state funds were allocated to renovate the field – perhaps even to install an artificial surface to replace what is a muddy swamp after a downpour.

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But that work was never done.

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But now, a state senator has finally signed off on a request for a grant, so the money is on its way.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff