Douglass Park Neighbors Divided By Riot Fest

Ernie Alvarez is a soccer and writing coach for an after school program serving elementary and middle school students in North Lawndale, Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards. In the past, Riot Fest has made Douglass Park soccer fields unsafe for children to play on, Alvarez said, forcing his organization to fight to obtain permits for other fields.

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