January 15, 2020
A group of registered sex offenders in Aurora, Ill. — about 40 miles outside of Chicago — could face felony charges if they don’t move out of their home. The city says they live too close to a playground, which has sparked a legal fight over housing, redemption and the definition of a playground.
In downtown Aurora, McCarty Park takes up a full square block. There are walking paths, a fountain-like splashpad in the center of the park and two small rocking horses further back. Wayside Cross Ministries