The city of Woodstock, IL had a recent article about its efforts to begin to pursue an independent minor league baseball team:
The article touches on the recent failures of the Schaumberg Flyers, the Joliet Jackhammers, and the current troubles with the Lake County Fielders. The article quotes sources talking about the need for outside investors to have the stadium constructed by spring of 2014.
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