On July 4th, Amari Brown ended a day of holiday celebrations at his grandmother’s house with some fireworks in Chicago’s Humboldt Park. But Brown ended up as a statistic — one of nine dead and 53 injured in a spate of violence over the weekend. Show More Summary
Amari Brown So very sad. His gangbanger “father” is not co-operating with police over the murder of his son. 7-year-old Amari Brown fatally shot while celebrating 4th of July in Humboldt Park 3 killed, 27 wounded over eight hours in Chicago, including boy, 7 7-year-old killed among Fourth of July fatalities Eight Dead, 41 Wounded […]
A potentially gang-related shooting marred an otherwise successful Puerto Rican Festival and Parade Saturday afternoon in Humboldt Park. [ more › ]
Once again, our annual call to discontinue what turns out to be a vehicle for mayhem and bloodshed : An 18-year-old was fatally shot in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood in what has been a violent weekend in the neighborhood despite festivals and parades. Show More Summary
Humboldt Park was the scene of a particularly violent weekend with three shootings on Saturday, including one fatality. [ more › ]
A shooting is caught on camera, after the Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade in the Humboldt Park Neighborhood. The Shooting happened around 6:30pm in the 2600 block of West Division. Crowds were still gathered there after the parade. Police say
Humboldt Park is the latest battleground in the local fight against the emerald ash borer, a pesky insect that is feeding on the region's ash trees and spreading rapidly. [ more › ]
The manmade beach and lagoon at Humboldt Park will not open this year, Park District officials confirmed Wednesday after weeks of speculation. But this isn't the end for the popular spot. [ more › ]
The Humboldt Park Beach will remained closed this season, to the dismay of many who live in the neighborhood, but it could reopen as early as next summer after improvements are made, Chicago Park District officials said Wednesday night. For weeks, online and in person, Humboldt Park residents have protested the closure of the beach. Show More Summary
Active families can explore Northern California’s Redwood Empire on a new six-day excursion offered by Backroads. Bike and hike among the redwoods in national and state parks, kayak in Humboldt Lagoons State Park and discover the charming town of Ferndale.
Saul Bellow Way is a one-block stretch of West Augusta Boulevard in Humboldt Park, running from Rockwell to Washtenaw, and named, of course, for the Chicago writer, who would have been 100 on June 10. He died in 2005 and received this honorary street seven years later, after his adopted neighborhood,...
A 44-unit apartment building overlooking Humboldt Park has become the epicenter of a complicated fight over the city's gentrifying West Side neighborhood. [ more › ]
Fans of Humboldt Park's now-empty lagoon are gearing up for a fight with the Park District to save it and its surrounding beach—with beach gear. [ more › ]
One week after Chicago's beaches opened, the Humboldt Park beach has no water and residents are demanding it open this summer. Residents are planning a "beach blanket sit in" at 1 p.m. on Sunday to show the Chicago Park District they...Show More Summary
Bummer news for Humboldt Park restaurant and neighborhood anchor Cemitas Puebla: The beloved sandwich shop and taqueria is closing after not coming to terms with its landlord. The West Loop location (817 W. Fulton Market), which opened last September, remains in operation.
Riot Fest, the increasingly popular punk-themed festival, recently made the decision to move from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park in North Lawndale. The move comes after Ald. Roberto Maldonado vowed to keep Riot Fest from returning, which spurred neighborhood residents...
The organizers of Riot Fest are offering early ticket buyers a full refund now that the three-day fest is being moved from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park. [ more › ]
Contentious battle with residents of Humboldt Park comes to an end.
Riot Fest organizers announced Wednesday morning that the 2015 festival will be held in Douglas Park, WGN-TV is reporting. As first reported in RedEye, Ald. Roberto Maldonado didn't want Riot Fest in Humboldt Park because of lingering repairs from last year's festival. More than 8,000 people signed a petition to keep Riot Fest in Humboldt Park. Show More Summary
The Park District is not opening Humboldt Park Beach this spring and officials say they don't want to open it this year at all, but Riot Fest organizers have pledged $30,000 to save it. [ more › ]