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The Riot Fest!?!?

My mom is 70 years old and it sucks she can't enjoy the park she pays so much property taxes for!!! I guess it's the hell with Latinos!!! And I like to know why all Puerto Rican festivals don't have a liquor license but the Riot fest did?!?! Is it cause it's mostly whites attending?!? Just wondering?!?!?

  • MakeChicagoSafe Please keep our Chicago Safe

    Extensive studies about the effects of gentifrication on the humboldt park community has been conducted including one commissioned on human relations. The study detailed changing demographics and attitudes concerning gentrification from various long term residents. Not only are residents afraid of being displaced from their homes but the racial tension...

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    Extensive studies about the effects of gentifrication on the humboldt park community has been conducted including one commissioned on human relations. The study detailed changing demographics and attitudes concerning gentrification from various long term residents. Not only are residents afraid of being displaced from their homes but the racial tension between Hispanics and non Hispanics is palpable. It is undeniable that the riot fest has been a part of the gentifrication of humboldt park. It is a reflection of white colonization in real time!!! The community opposed it and clearly these concerns were ignored'! The festival forced it's way into humboldt park! Who is anyone to judge a community and decide it's broken!!!!! This festival is suppose to be a type of rehabilitation'??? It suggests that that the occupation of Hispanic and black neighborhoods by white people is for their own good because there was and is something wrong with them!!! The riot fest is just aomg term problem!!! Take it to the Gold Coast if it isn't a problem!!!

  • I think it's a jump to say that the festival organizers pushed their way into a neighborhood. Not one person or group owns a Chicago neighborhood. Here is an article that talks about our own Alderman and community leaders working together with Riot Fest.

    http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-humboldt-park-riot-fest-20140909,0,809565.story

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    I think it's a jump to say that the festival organizers pushed their way into a neighborhood. Not one person or group owns a Chicago neighborhood. Here is an article that talks about our own Alderman and community leaders working together with Riot Fest.

    http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-humboldt-park-riot-fest-20140909,0,809565.story

    If you're against it that's your opinion. It's like your stirring a pot of hatred amongst other ingredients.

    I'm sincere that you should work with the Alderman's office so your Mom is not paying high taxes. The focus needs to be on the taxes so she doesn't get pushed out. There are things we can do to protect our 70 year old neighbors. Peace

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Alderman for 36th Ward

Can someone out there explain if the Hermosa area has been remapped? Not sure who is our alderman and who is running.

  • Melissa1013 Own your streets, build your community.

    Knowledge is power! I wouldn't say "muddy".

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    Again, I live south of Fullerton on Keystone. I am not in the 36th ward... I was in the 31st ward and now I'm in the 35th ward (Rey Colon... for now). Hermosa Park now overlaps into 4 wards.... it's a square mile and has that many alderman. It had...

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    Again, I live south of Fullerton on Keystone. I am not in the 36th ward... I was in the 31st ward and now I'm in the 35th ward (Rey Colon... for now). Hermosa Park now overlaps into 4 wards.... it's a square mile and has that many alderman. It had 2 before the remap. If you follow the "77 community" areas of Chicago, which lumps Hermosa Park, Kelvyn Park, and Belmont Gardens together, then the Hermosa community area is in 5 wards now. There is NO alderman of Hermosa, there are several, I think it's misleading to keep showing the 36th ward map when even after the remap the majority of people in Hermosa live in the 31st ward. You should be directing potential voters here

    http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

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Clothing drive being held until the end of the month

Donate coats, hats, gloves and blankets at four locations by Sept. 30. They will be given away Oct. 18.

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Jan 07 2013

Updated 3 days ago

Hermosa

Contemplating a move west. Fullerton/Pulaski. Southwest of Healy Metra. Thoughts?

  • spidershrek Down the block and up the street

    Mark,

    Did you ever move to Hermosa? If so, how has it worked out for you?

  • That didn't work out. We found a house in Cragin, just west of Hermosa. Subsequently my in laws ended up in Hermosa on Lowell and that seems to be working out great.

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Don’t miss West Side business mixer

Meet members of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Austin African American Business Networking Association at the Ed Bailey/Leola Spann Community Garden, 5840 W. Chicago Ave. Sept. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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Facebook Page Honors Forgotten Chicago Businesses

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Austin dance troupe seeks supporters

Final Explosion Team of Performing Arts is looking for sponsors and advertisers; see the group compete later this month.

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Bullhorn! Spaulding and Division, ahhhhhh!

I'm gonna rip the bullhorn out of that kids hand on Spaulding and Division. I asked these idiots to stop with this yesterday, but no. I'm not traditionally a complainer and I love Riot fest. I wish I could hear crazy loud music, but I don't. I can't hear anything but this little jerk yelling, "Riot fest parking, riot fest paaarrrrkkkkinggggg!!!" down at the most unfriendly church parking lot ever. Blocking off the street??? making a tidy profit and a Sh*t ton of noise. My goodness, way to take advantage. I don't want to hear a peep of complaining from that group EVER! I'm done venting now, but I might call 311.

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