Did Money Exchange Hands?
St. Anthony's Hospital is suing to stop a festival that no one wanted in Humboldt Park:
- Saint Anthony Hospital on Friday sued to stop Riot Fest from holding this year’s concert in a park across the street from it.
The faith-based, nonprofit community hospital at 2875 W. 19th St. in Little Village is seeking a judge to issue temporary restraining order against the three-day punk rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, and rock music festival and carnival scheduled to be held Sept. 11 to 13 in Douglas Park.
- The hospital's lawsuit points out that St. Anthony Hospital is in a legal quiet zone by city ordinance and said, "The bottom line is that Saint Anthony's patients will not be able to peacefully heal when being forced to listen to heavy metal, rap, and rock music blaring from stacked amplifiers just a few hundred feet away."
How much money did the Park District have to accept to knowing violate a city ordinance restricting noise in a delineated geographical area?
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