| 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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The sun shone bright and hot over Taste of Chicago on its final day Sunday as vendors hoped to rebound from a rare closure of the festival earlier in the weekend.
There were few signs of the puddles and stagnant water that had forced the festival to...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Oh, come on, you remember Taste of Chicago in its heyday: masses of humanity jammed together, sweat-soaked torsos glistening with corn on the cob butter and turkey leg fat. Yeah, there were tunes, but who really went to Taste for the music?
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
When the shrieks of politicians become unbearable — think cats gnawing upon the heads of gentle woodland creatures — I can still show you refuge.
A place where fellow Chicagoans and even gullible tourists from exotic lands like Canada can...
| 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...
| 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 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...