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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Park Group Wants Thief To Return Its Lucha Libre Banner — No Questions Asked

The volunteer-run group now has to replace the reusable banner, which could mean fewer face painting supplies and snacks for future events.

The Lucha Libre banner.
Unity Park Advisory Council
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LOGAN SQUARE — Members of the neighborhood’s Unity Park Advisory Council are irritated after someone allegedly made off with one of their Lucha Libre banners.

The banner went missing after the Lucha Libre wrestling event over Labor Day weekend.

That’s according to Bhaskar Manda, member of the Unity Park Advisory Council and one of the driving forces behind the Lucha Libre event.

Manda said the banner must’ve been stolen because no one from the group took it down.

The banner, which is reused every year, only cost $100, but that money is valuable to the volunteer-run group, Manda said.

“A hundred bucks could be used to get face-painting supplies, snacks or something else for events,” he said.

The stolen banner was already replaced once after someone slashed it, Manda said.

Manda encouraged the person who stole the banner to return it to the booth attendant in the Unity Park office at 2636 N. Kimball Ave., no questions asked.

“UPAC is an all volunteer organization that works hard raising $$ to bring fun free programming to Unity Park and taking from us takes away from the community,” he wrote on Facebook.