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Douglass Park neighbors divided over Riot Fest as some complain about damage and traffic while others say it brings in new vitality

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

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