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Riot Fest Is Over, But Douglass Park Neighbors Say They Won’t Be Able To Use The Park For Weeks Due To Cleanup

Half of Douglass Park closes during music festival season, keeping sports teams and families out of the area's main park. While some neighbors are frustrated, others say it's worth the economic boost.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Returns To Douglass Park: PHOTOS

The Smashing Pumpkins, Lupe Fiasco and Coheed and Cambria took the stage for the rainy return of the annual festival.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Concertgoers Can Get Vaccinated At The Medical Tent All Weekend

Vaccines will be available 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the medical tent near the Douglass Park entrance at Ogden Avenue and Sacramento Boulevard.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

As Lyrical Lemonade Returns To Douglass Park, Residents Prepare For Hip-Hop — And Headaches

Though some residents complain about the noise, traffic and damage to the park caused by festivals, organizers say they boost West Side businesses and bring people together.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This West Side Mini-Golf Course Was Abandoned For Years — Until Local Teens Restored It

Teens designed the 18-hole mini-golf course with a wildlife conservation theme based on the colorful birds that live in Douglass Park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders To Hold March For Peace After 2 Mass Shootings Within Minutes: ‘There’s No Respect For Life’

The community's response to ending violence must continue to be "all hands on deck," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lawndale Residents Can Sign Up Sunday For Free Tickets To Riot Fest

The music festival is also hosting a job fair so it can hire nearby residents for temporary positions.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest 1-Day Tickets Go On Sale Noon Friday, And Lupe Fiasco, Smashing Pumpkins Announced As Headliners

Three-day passes to the September festival quickly sold out last week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Riot Fest Lineup Announced: Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies And More

Three-day passes for the punk rock music fest went on sale Friday but quickly sold out. One-day passes will go on sale next week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Years Of Disrepair, A West Side Mini-Golf Course Will Soon Reopen As A Bird-Themed Public Art Project

Teens designed the mini-golf course as an educational attraction that will focus on bird wildlife native to the Midwest prairie.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Douglass Park Renamed, Panel Will Review North Lawndale Monuments — And Propose New Ones — Wednesday

Citing Stephen Douglas' racist past, students successfully rallied to rename a park for Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass last summer. Now, local leaders will rethink old monuments and imagine new ones "that reflect our history for generations to come."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Dead Fish Are Piling Up In Chicago’s Ponds And Lagoons. Here’s What’s Going On

Temperature swings and heavy snow contributed to the fish die-off at the city's ponds and lagoons, according to Park District officials and freshwater biologists.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Little Village Coronavirus Testing Site Moved To Douglass Park

The city ended testing at Saucedo Scholastic Academy on Wednesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Side Park Officially Renamed For Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The Park District finalized the renaming after previously stripping the name of Civil War-era Senator Stephen A. Douglas from the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Signs Come Down To Make Way For New Name: Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass Park

The signs were removed just a day after the Park District Board voted to remove the name of Stephen Douglas from the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Is No More, Clearing Way To Honor Abolitionists Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The board will rename the park after a 45-day public comment period.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How Should Chicago Rename Its Public Parks? Here’s How To Weigh In With Your Ideas

The changes come after a years-long effort to change Douglas Park to Douglass Park in honor of abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, But Students Pushing For Change Say They Were Left Out

Youth organizers were not notified about the board meeting and were not invited to speak with the board about their proposal before it voted.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, Park District Board Says: ‘We Have Heard You’

After West Side students lobbied for the change for years, the Park District Board unanimously voted to start the park renaming process Wednesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Will Douglas Park Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass? After Years Of Student Activism, Park District Calls Emergency Meeting To Decide

West Side students lobbied the city to rename the park for years to no avail. But after protesters tried to pull down the Columbus statue, the city is listening.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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