| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A storm system that moved through northeast Illinois early Saturday morning dropped heavy rain, closing down Taste of Chicago for the day and flooding communities in the area's south and southwest suburbs. More rain is on the way tonight.
Because of the...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A Taste of Chicago preview -- a Taste of Taste, if you will -- will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.)
Eight food purveyors, among them the Bridgeport Pasty food truck, will set up in the plaza and sell...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:31 AM
The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:23 AM
It was going to be the biggest thing to ever happen to British band the Dunwells: a prime Saturday afternoon slot at Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park, their first major festival performance.
"We were really excited," recalls singer Joe Dunwell, who...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Jeff Tweedy, Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, Nickel Creek and Emmylou Harris will be among the headliners at Taste of Chicago July 9-13.
Tickets for reserved seats at the Petrillo Music Shell are to go on sale May 22 at tasteofchicago.us. Mayor Rahm...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:56 PM
All private employers in Chicago would be required to provide paid sick days to their workers under a new proposal backed by a majority of the city’s 50 aldermen.
If the proposal sponsored by Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st and Toni...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Brendan Bolger, 39, owner of Chicago Cupcake, operates a pair of food trucks that ply Chicago's streets stocked with 30 varieties of cupcakes -- and only cupcakes -- every day.
Bolger first got involved in the food truck business three years ago.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:35 AM
For the fourth year in a row, Chicagoans looking for Independence Day fireworks over Lake Michigan will need to head to Navy Pier.
In what is becoming a new Chicago July 4th tradition since Mayor Rahm Emanuel ended city-run lakefront fireworks displays...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A venue that is close to home with food and beverages that will not empty the wallet: Those are just two of the reasons why New Lenox residents snatched up all 5,000 tickets to the summer concert series in just 3 ½ days.
"Unbelievable," was the one-word...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to charge more for food tickets at the Taste of Chicago and to hike the cost of thousands of seats to see concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell during the annual summer festival.
It’s the latest moves by the mayor to...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday framed up his proposal to charge Taste of Chicago festival goers more for concert tickets and food as a way to help the cash-strapped city keep throwing one of its premier summer parties.
The mayor also said he was not...