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Riot Fest moves to Douglas Park

The punk music festival Riot Fest is officially moving from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park. The moves comes after many clashes between residents, some city officials and event organizers. Alderman Roberto Maldonado, who represents Humboldt Park, says Riot Fest damaged the park and disrupted the surrounding neighborhood. But Alderman George Cardenas says Riot Fest may actually help the area he represents around Douglas Park. Jim DeRogatis, co-host of WBEZ’s Sound Opinions, has been following the Riot Fest story, and he joins us with more.

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