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Riot Fest to kick in $30,000 to help keep Humboldt Park Beach open

Riot Fest to kick in $30,000 to help keep Humboldt Park Beach open

Organizers of the embattled Riot Fest are pledging $30,000 to help keep the city's only inland beach open in Humboldt Park - the same neighborhood that hosts the 3-day concert. The move comes as Humboldt Park residents appealed this week to keep the lagoon and beach open. At a community meeting Tuesday, Rob Rejman, the Chicago Park District's director of planning and development, told the roughly 100 people gathered that the beach "is not scheduled to open now." On Wednesday Humboldt Park Advisory Council president Amy Vega asked the Chicago Park District board during its regular monthly meeting to reconsider closing the beach.  ...

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