| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:42 PM
I drew the Taste of Chicago assignment Thursday evening. It's one that I think I've gotten all five of my years here but that hardly puts me in the minority. The Grant Park event is so large and well attended we have quite a few photographers assigned...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Well, we knew Dominick's wasn't coming back. But plenty of other restaurants and food trucks are gearing up to participate in Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park.
City officials Wednesday announced the names of 66 participating food vendors, a mix...