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Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago
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  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • Jane Byrne's lasting impact on culture in Chicago

    Jane Byrne's lasting impact on culture in Chicago
    As anyone who watched her before, during and after her four tumultuous years as mayor of the city of Chicago would know, Jane Byrne was great theater: unpredictable, comic, dramatic. But behind that show, she also displayed a deep appreciation for the...
  • City announces 2015 festival schedule

    City announces 2015 festival schedule
    The dates are in for next year’s round of city-sponsored festivals and civic gatherings. Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events¬†has announced several events, including: Creative Summit and Expo,¬†location to be announced:...
  • Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

    Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle
    Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of...
  • Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay

    Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay
    With Metra riders facing a 68 percent fare increase over the next 10 years, some of them are raising a common complaint — too many passengers are getting a free ride, because conductors either don't or can't check everyone's tickets. That's...
  • Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout

    Taste of Chicago hoping Sunday provides rebound from Saturday rainout
    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...
  • Musical Taste sated in Grant Park

    Musical Taste sated in Grant Park
    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? Today, Taste...
  • Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show

    Navy Pier at capacity for fireworks hours before show
    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...
  • Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste

     Daley Dog a tough swallow at Taste
    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...
  • Janelle Monae and a Taste of Chicago

    Janelle Monae and a Taste of Chicago
    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...
  • Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way

    Rains close Taste of Chicago; more on the way
    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...