| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The rock-and-roll partying by the musical acts at this year’s Taste of Chicago featured lots of soy milk and purified drinking water, if the artists’ contracts are any indication.
The city paid out at least $655,000 to the bands that...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Paul, I just don't understand this push for more night games. Anyone who has been to a nice warm summer day game and then spent the rest of the day in Wrigleyville, whether he is from Chicago or some far away city, will tell you that this is one of the...
| Apr 4, 2013
Mr. Puni weighs about 440 pounds, and these days he's one big angry Samoan.
Like many others of great girth — Samoans and non-Samoans — he's peeved at Samoa Air's new policy to base the price of airline tickets on the weight of the...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:10 PM
The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago, racked by budget cuts in recent years, has booked an in-demand band for its opening concert July 10: fun.
The New York City trio recently won two Grammy awards, for song of the year (the ubiquitous “We are Young&...
| Mar 11, 2013
Hot off the Grammys (and their extremely questionable Best New Artist win), Fun will headline the opening night of this summer’s Taste of Chicago (July 10-14) in Grant Park, fest organizers announced Monday morning.
The group, whose eagerness to...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A group of aldermen today called for hearings on whether Taste of Chicago should be restructured or even eliminated in the face of years of financial losses.
Ald. Robert Fioretti, a sponsor of the non-binding resolution, suggested Taste may have run...
| Jan 30, 2013
Before he became the lead singer of "MoneyGrabber" band Fitz and the Tantrums and was performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Fitz" was Michael Fitzpatrick — son of former Museum of Contemporary Art director and...
| 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.
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In our town of western suburbs, I report on all kinds of fests for family fun and enjoyment. We have had Elmfest, the Taste of …...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Thrill seekers can go sky high at this year’s Lisle Eyes to the Skies festival as tethered hot air balloon rides will be available on …...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Tinley Park Park District is preparing for a larger than normal crowd at its 4th of July celebration this year since Chicago has canceled …...