Chris Gawronski, the executive chef at Henri, says he moved to Humboldt Park on a whim, after visiting colleague Clint Rogers. "I went on Craigslist, found a spot, and I moved a week later," Gawronski explains. "I like how quiet the neighborhood. It was a total relaxation from Wrigleyville."
The rain that turned Riot Fest's Sunday festivities into a glorious muddy mess has resulted in the festival's promoters shelling out $54,300 in repairs to Humboldt Park. [ more › ]
PHOTOS: DAN JARVIS | Chicago’s Riot Fest has come and gone, and I am in still recovering from the three days of musical nirvana I experienced in Humboldt Park. The weekend, full of rain and expensive beer, luckily also included an uncanny...Show More Summary
You can now listen to last weekend's Riot Fest set from The Replacements, taped at Humboldt Park. [ more › ]
Let's recap a blissful Saturday in Humboldt Park. [ more › ]
At least six people were taken to area hospitals late Saturday night with a variety of injuries from Riot Fest in Humboldt Park.
Riot Fest 2013 kicked off Friday with a loud, spirited and (fake) bloody start. Bodies streamed into Humboldt Park late Friday afternoon for the first installment of the three-day festival that’s become a late-season staple following dominant summer fests like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork. (See photos below) New to this year’s fest is a fifth stage [...]
We're picking up the Riot Fest countdown this evening with a favorite from Rocket from the Crypt. They'll be at Humboldt Park Sunday. [ more › ]
We know everyone is going to see the bands near the top of the bill at this weekend's Riot Fest in Humboldt Park, so here's the bands you should see you might not be as familiar with. [ more › ]
Chicago’s go-to punk, rock, and alternative music festival, Riot Fest, is fast approaching. The festival will forcibly occupy Humboldt Park from September 13 to 15. Since 2005, Riot Fest has balanced out Chicago’s festival season with music and reunions not brought to you by Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, or North Coast. Show More Summary
The Replacements. That's really all it should take to make you throw on an extra piece of black clothing and beeline for Riot Fest this weekend in Humboldt Park. Add to the lineup Fall Out Boy, Brand New, Pixies and every other band that your awkward self loved between 7th and 10th grade, and it's pretty much a no-brainer. Show More Summary
Three men forced their way into the home of a Humboldt Park man early this morning and attacked him in an attempted robbery. [ more › ]
A thief in Logan Square didn't just steal a bike over the weekend, he or she took a whole library. The "Bibliotreka," a custom tricycle custom built to carry a collection of literary works from Humboldt Park's Read/Write Library, was stolen sometime in the late hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning. Show More Summary
Better than average weekend: Four men were killed and at least 25 other people have been injured in gun violence across the city since Friday night.The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, when two men were shot about 10:10 p.m. Show More Summary
You may have heard about the last minute Melvins show at Humboldt Park in Chicago? Turns out the appearance was part of an AV Undercover piece that had the trio perform "Graveyard" by Butthole Surfers in front of a...
The mavens known as Melvins decide that hey, they’re hanging out in Chicago and they want to check out some sites in the city. They head towards Humboldt Park and spot an ice cream truck, Jeni’s. They decide it’s the perfect time to unload their equipment and play a Butthole Surfers songs to ice cream […]
Dedicated Bad at Sports contributor Claudine Isé will be giving a talk next Saturday at the Humboldt Park library during Philip von Zweck’s Much Much More lecture series: @ Humboldt Park branch, Chicago Public Library 1605 N. Troy Street August 3, from 3PM – 4PM Notes on the Art of Conversation Claudine Isé will share notes from her [...]
In 50 years, when my generation is old and gray, we won't have stories to tell the young folks. We'll have videos. I visit my grandma regularly in Humboldt Park. We sit at the kitchen table, and I spend a couple of hours listening to her stories over black coffee and sweet bread. Show More Summary
Name: Catherine Brooks and Georgi Ivanov Location: Humboldt Park; Chicago, IL Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; rented Catherine Brooks and Georgi Ivanov met in 2010 in graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Show More Summary
Police are questioning a person of interest after a man dragged a woman from a bus stop and sexually assaulted her in a nearby gangway.