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Activists Hold 'Funeral' For Affordable Housing On Humboldt Boulevard

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 › ]

Activists To Hold 'Beach Blanket Sit-In' To Save Humboldt Park Beach

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 › ]

Beach, please! Humboldt Park residents demand inland beach reopen

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

Cemitas Puebla closes Humboldt Park shop

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 and the Problem With Public-Private Partnerships

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...

Riot Fest Offering Ticket Refund After Move To Douglas Park

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 › ]

Riot Fest Chicago moves to new location for 2015

Contentious battle with residents of Humboldt Park comes to an end.

Riot Fest to move to Douglas Park

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

Facing Park District Plans To Close Humboldt Park Beach Permanently, Riot Fest Pledges $30K

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 › ]

Riot Fest to kick in $30,000 to keep Humboldt Park Beach open

Organizers of the embattled Riot Fest are pledging $30,000 to keep the city's only inland beach open in Humboldt Park - the same neighborhood that hosts the 3-day concert. The move comes as Humboldt Park residents appealed this week to keep the lagoon and beach open. Show More Summary

Humboldt Park beach not schedule to open; future is uncertain

Six miles west from the popular North Avenue beach on the lakefront sits Chicago's only inland beach in Humboldt Park, a hidden respite from the sweltering summer heat. Behind the field house, the beach currently is empty and the shallow...Show More Summary

RiotFest named best music festival in the US

Sorry Ald. Maldonado, but RiotFest has a lot of fans everywhere but Humboldt Park. For... The post RiotFest named best music festival in the US appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Is Riot Fest dividing the community?

The questionable return of Riot Fest to Humboldt Park has polarized the community with the local alderman unwaivering in his opposition and the festival organizers launching a full-court press to bring the three-day music festival back. Riot...Show More Summary

Puerto Rican Fest Sides With Riot Fest In Fight Over Humboldt Park

The Puerto Rican Festival & Parade Committee is siding with Riot Fest in the effort to keep the September music fest in Humboldt Park. [ more › ]

Thousands sign petition to keep Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

More than 3,000 people have signed the online petition to keep Riot Fest in Humboldt Park. Riot Fest organizers are encouraging supporters to write letters to Mayor Emanuel and Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) after the alderman said he...Show More Summary

Riot Fest to meet with alderman who wants to boot concert from Humboldt Park

Riot Fest's founder was taken aback at Ald. Roberto Maldonado's comments about not wanting the three-day festival to return to Humboldt Park and planned to meet with him this week to address his concerns and opposition. The effort to...Show More Summary

26th Ward Alderman Has Doubts About Welcoming Riot Fest Back To Humboldt Park

Ald. Roberto Maldonado reportedly has serious doubts about allowing the festival to return to Humboldt Park this fall. [ more › ]

Alderman: I don't support Riot Fest's return to Humboldt Park

Roughly seven months after Riot Fest, some residents are fuming over the lingering damage - caused by a mix of rain and heavy foot traffic during the music festival - to Humboldt Park and the local alderman says he doesn't want the three-day...Show More Summary

Another Cop Shot At

Two in custody this time: Two men have been charged after gunshots were fired toward an off-duty Chicago Police officer Thursday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.Gustavo VillaGomez, 27, and Kevin Martinez, 20,...Show More Summary

This Makes Perfect Sense

They had to close the schools in order to open one : Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) said Tuesday he wants to turn a hulking Humboldt Park building that once housed two of the record 50 Chicago Public Schools closed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel...Show More Summary

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