Riot Fest

Needles are discovered at Chicago's Douglas Park. (CBS)

Park District Crews Working To Remove Needles From Douglas Park

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez returned to Douglas Park and found more needles, but also saw Park District crews working to pick them up.

6 hours ago

Humboldt Park neighborhood residents who did not want Riot Fest to return to that park this year were celebrating the music festival's decision to relocate to Douglas Park, and warning residents of that area of problems they believe it will create. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas Park

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.

05/22/2015

Needles are discovered at Chicago's Douglas Park. (CBS)

New Riot Fest Site May Have A Problem: Used Heroin Needles

A viewer said Douglas Park is littered with used hypodermic needles. And sure enough, that’s just what CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found.

05/21/2015

Douglas Park (Source: Riot Fest)

Riot Fest Moving To Douglas Park

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.

05/20/2015

File image of concert goers at Riot Fest in Chicago. (CBS/Captured News)

Supporters And Opponents Take Riot Fest Debate To Park District Board

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.

05/14/2015

Humboldt Park Citizens Against Riot Fest call on the Chicago Park District to deny permits for the music festival to perform in Humboldt Park this year. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Ask Park District To Deny Riot Fest A Permit

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.

05/08/2015

Weezer (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Riot Fest Reveals Daily Lineups

Chicago’s Riot Fest has announced the daily breakdown for their fest, taking place Sept. 12-14. Opening day on Friday will be anchored by Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, Pussy Riot, and Rise Against.

07/25/2014

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September Festival Round-Up

As summer winds down in the city, there are still a number of festivals to check out this September. From art, food and music, there are plenty of fests to keep you entertained before fall.

09/12/2013

Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh (Source: Welsh's Twitter page)

Drug Overdose Likely To Blame For Ex-Weezer Bassist’s Death

An autopsy Sunday came back inconclusive, but officials say it does appear that Weezer’s former bass player Mikey Welsh died of a drug overdose.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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Guide To Riot Fest

Pull out your leather coats covered in spikes, kiddos. It’s that time of the year again. Time for Riot Fest. So channel the spirits of Johnny Thunders and GG Allin and get out there…

10/05/2011