| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The thousands making their way downtown for this morning’s World Cup viewing party in Grant Park are being asked to make it an alcohol-free event.
Metra has banning alcohol from all its trains, and organizers are prohibiting it from the event. Beer...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Navy Pier filled to capacity more than two hours before the scheduled start of fireworks there, officials said.
Anyone who's already on the pier can stay to view the fireworks, but if they leave, they won't be let back on, according to a release from...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tickets are on sale for concert seating and fancy meals at this summer's Taste of Chicago, and as in years past Mayor Rahm Emanuel's move to make some money for the city on Chicago's long-free midsummer extravaganza also will benefit a private ticket...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:06 AM
The lineup for the 34th annual Taste of Chicago will include AWOLNATION, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek, Jeff Tweedy and Aloe Blacc at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park on July 9-13, the City of Chicago has announced. The City of Chicago announced the...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| 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...
| 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...