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Private events on public land: Is it fair to residents and tax payers?

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The idea of having private events on public space has become a big issue in Chicago. As the Park District and the city use more and more public land for concerts at Northerly Island, Lollapalooza at Grant Park and just recently, Riot Fest at Humboldt Park, we ask if it's fair to residents and tax payers. Riot Fest tore up Humboldt Park and we are still waiting on the Park District's assessment of the damage as parts of the park remain closed to the public. Possible corruption or questionable business dealings around a sweetheart deal for Lollapalooza has also clouded the issue of using public parks for private events. Jim Derogatis, co-host of Sound Opinions and Dan Mihalopolous, political writer for Sun-Times Early & Often, join the conversation. Plus, the president of the Humboldt Park Advisory Board, Amy Vega, joins us on the line. (Photo: Flickr/martupelis)

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