I just moved to La Salle, Illinois almost 2 years ago. My cousin used to drive me past this park, during the day, and I always felt a little "weird" about it. I didn't know anything about the place until recently.
My cousin and I were playing ghost hunters and she sent me a link about McKinley Park, in Peru. I read the story, and so many more that I didn't remember the details when we drove past it one evening. (I thought it was something about a baby crying late at night) I had a strange feeling. A feeling of fear. I started to cry, and had shivers go up my spine. I told my cousin that there was something about the baseball field. I couldn't figure out, why a baby? It had to be someone older than an infant. A few minutes later, I arrived home, and searched the Internet again.
I found the story, regarding this park, and it said it used to be a school. A boy died in the basement; they tore down the school, and made it into a baseball diamond.
I drove past this park again, two nights ago, and I started crying, felt the worst fear I've ever felt, and immediately stopped my car. I told my cousin I couldn't go down the street. I reversed my car, and sped, as legally fast as I could, and got out of that area quickly!
I've never "seen" a ghost, or anything. I felt it's presence, and it didn't feel too good. I'm hoping this is all in my head so to speak, because I'm really scared to even think about going past there at night.