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Jacqueline Cardenas

West Siders Protest Riot Fest By Holding Their Own Music Fest: ‘Our People Can Do Without Big Festivals’

Residents have for years voiced concerns about the festival being held at Douglass Park — and their frustrations came to a head this summer after a third mega fest moved into the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen Parishioners Camping Outside Former Catholic Church To Block Archdiocese From Removing Beloved La Pietà Statue

For years, Polish and Mexican parishioners fought side by side the save St. Adalbert's church. Now, they're fighting to keep a statue there. "I was ready to chain myself to the gate."