The big pit at Knudson Park in Marseilles is being filled in. City Commissioner Jim Buckingham says the work started a month ago. Rain has slowed it down, but he hopes it’s done in another month.
He’s getting the dirt for free from a silt removal project on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The city’s not paying extra for the labor either.
The pit was left after gasoline tanks were removed. The park’s designers thought it would be good for acoustics when bands played, but nobody seems to care for it.