Chicago football field damaged after weed killer, fertilizer mix-up

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The football field at St. Edward High School in Elgin after weed killer was accidentally spread.

CHICAGO -- Weed killer was mistakenly put on a suburban Elgin high school football field and now the team has to decide where to play its home games.

According to the Elgin Courier-News, the company that maintains the field at St. Edward High School meant to put fertilizer on the grass. About two thirds of the field was affected.

A decision on where football games will be played is expected by Thursday after the players have had a chance to practice on the field.