| 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...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Apr 30, 2011
He was the city's Foodie Mayor, a big supporter of Chicago's dining scene who put a high value on Chicago's reputation as a world-class restaurant city. And he was instrumental in creating Chicago Gourmet, a sort of foodie version of Taste of Chicago that...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Chicago Park District Superintendent Timothy Mitchell is leaving in the latest leadership change in city government since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.
The Park District is running the Taste of Chicago this year, and Mitchell is stepping down just as...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 6:47 AM
There will be no fireworks display connected with this year's Taste of Chicago, a move the Chicago Park District took to save money.
Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faukner said the district thought the city-run fireworks were "a reasonable...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:22 PM
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:17 AM
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:12 PM
City leaders are looking at adding more access points for emergency vehicles, rerouting CTA buses in severe weather and installing more observation cameras to avoid a repeat of February’s blizzard-driven meltdown that led to hundreds of vehicles...
| Jun 22, 2011
Outdoor food festival season is upon us, and inspectors from Naperville and Des Plaines to Chicago are gearing up to test food temperatures, refrigeration and hygiene to try to protect the public.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:16 PM
There will be more undercover police officers in and around Taste of Chicago this summer than in years past as officials try to head off violence and other crimes by identifying people who are acting unruly before they break the law, Police Superintendent...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:37 AM
There are a few dish-based rating apps for smartphones out there or coming to market soon for Chicago. In general, our bias is for restaurant-based ratings over dish-based ratings for a variety of reasons – menus change, chefs change, seasons...