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Community members united to demand that big music festivals leave Douglass Park, which links Little Village and Lawndale.

After months of pushback from community members concerned about megafestivals taking over a neighborhood park, the Chicago Park District is implementing changes to the permitting process.

Events with 10,000 or more attendees per day will now be required to receive approval from the district’s Board of Commissioners before the permit is issued, according to the Park District. The change, introduced in September and followed with a public comment period, is intended to add a layer of transparency to the permit process for large events, according to a news release from the Park District.

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