The decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.
Facing backlash from the Humboldt Park community for damage caused by last year’s festival, organizers of Riot Fest have moved the annual punk rock bash to Douglas Park.
The future of Riot Fest wasn’t even on the Chicago Park District board’s agenda Wednesday, but the board heard at length from supporters and opponents of the popular music festival that has been held in Humboldt Park for three years.
At least nine people have been wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Monday afternoon, including a 62-year-old man shot during an attempted robbery at a Roseland bus stop Tuesday morning.
A 25-year-old man was driving with a passenger in his car about 10:25 p.m. in the 500 block of North Kedzie Avenue when shots rang out and he was struck in the upper back, police said.
A group of Humboldt Park residents on Friday angrily called on the Chicago Park District to deny Riot Fest permits to perform the annual music festival in the park, after the grass was badly damaged during last year’s festival.
A man who pushed a 79-year-old to the floor after robbing a Humboldt Park neighborhood liquor store Thursday has been linked to another West Side robbery that occurred earlier this year, police said.
The blaze was reported in a two-and-a-half story apartment building at 520 N. Springfield Av. about 5:45 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.
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A pair of teenage boys were shot Sunday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Two young boys are in the hospital after they were hit by a car in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.
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.
Anastacio Gonzales, 51, faces counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 1 a.m. Saturday at El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., police said.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 6:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman and a man – thought to be in his 20s – were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.
A West Side man has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a restaurant owner inside his Humboldt Park neighborhood establishment early Saturday.
A man was stabbed to death early Saturday inside a restaurant in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
One man was killed and another man was seriously injured in a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting Friday night on the West Side, police said.
A 26-year-old Chicago bicyclist was clinging to life at a hospital, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Friday.
About 11:50 p.m., a 38-year-old man was in the crosswalk on Division Street at Pulaski Road when he was hit by a dark-colored vehicle, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
A bicyclist was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash Friday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.