Monday, November 23, 2009

Turf war -- Naperville, IL

The artificial turf cost a cool $750,000 dollars. Now, school officials in Naperville are trying to figure out how much it will cost to clean up the mess made by vandals armed with spray paint.



CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports that police say the person or people responsible, accomplished their crime under the cover of darkness vandalizing the newly installed synthetic turf field at Naperville North High School.

The mascot of Naperville North, a husky, is defaced with various colors of spray paint. Nearly half of the field has obscenities scrawled on it.

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The vandals created thousands of dollars in damage to the taxpayer supported project. School workers have been on their hands and knees trying to get some of the graffiti to fade. Right now, the school is looking at three options: trying to clean the spray paint using a professional company, painting over the graffiti, or replacing the damaged parts of the field.

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Naperville.North.Field.2.1099032.html

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is more of a 'social rupture' than a wave of occupations? Seriously? I appreciate what this blog set out to do but the fetishization of illegalism is pretty ridiculous. They spraypainted some astroturf, OMG SOCIAL WAR!!! Not really...

Anonymous said...

My sympathies to the huskies. But get real- literally. This puts the lie to "durable" plastic turf. If it had been durable living grass no- problem, the grass itself would grow and erase the offending obscenities.
for more on artificial turf vs grass and some alternative infills when the field needs to be replaced go to www.synturf.org

Beautification Committee said...

My apologies--there aren't firebomb attacks on police stations every single day, you know.