- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) - Scaled back plans are going forward for a suburban Chicago park after a state grant meant for the project was suspended.

The Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1KGTkf9 ) that the Des Plaines Park District was to receive $251,000 from the state Open Space Land Acquisition and Development program. However the funds were suspended in January when Gov. Bruce Rauner put a hold on similar state park grants due to Illinois fiscal problems.

The park district says renovations at Apache Park will go on but they’ll no longer include a splash pad.

Park officials planned a more than $500,000 project but now without the state money they’re planning an estimated $400,000 project. The park district will pay $50,000 more without the state grant and the city’s contribution will double to $200,000 using federal grant money.

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