Skip to comments.Bones delay Blue Island stadium (Chicago suburban)
Posted on 01/18/2011 9:44:53 AM PST by KeyLargo
Bones delay Blue Island stadium
By Steve Metsch
Jan 18, 2011 02:31AM
Blue Island Park District Commissioner John Spizzirri isnt joking when he calls the hill at Blue Islands Memorial Park, Curse Hill.
Over the past year, the construction of a new stadium there has been delayed by weather, building woes and, yes, bones. Human bones.
We didnt find any full skeletons, said park board president Fred Bilotto. Its all pieces. A femur here. A rib there.
Construction workers discovered the bones in September while excavating for the foundation of a new football stadium at the park. When the bones were found, work stopped. Thats when officials called in an expert, Dr. Anne Grauer, a professor of anthropology at Chicagos Loyola University. Grauer and a team of students painstakingly examined and studied the bones.
(The students) have the skills to answer questions, the question being, Was what we found human? Grauer said. We often find bones of animals in the ground. When you plant a rose bush, you may find a bone.
Finding bones at Memorial Park should not be too surprising, Bilotto said. After all, the land was used for a cemetery from 1850 to 1898, as noted on the parks sign, he said.
The last burial dates back to 1898, and the land sat vacant until the park was built and eventually opened in 1937. Bones were found there in 2003 when a walking path was built.
When crews last year dug deeper into the parks hill for footings for the new stadium, they uncovered the bones, Bilotto said.
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So they’ve finally found Hoffa?
Dem bones. Pun not intended.
Nah...They have to carefully catalog the bones so they can register them as democratic voters....
Wouldn’t this be a crime scene in the real world? How about indian burial ground? Nothing to see here, move on.
You are excused for mistaking Chicago politics for the real world.....