| Apr 11, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to charge Taste of Chicago attendees for premium seating to see musical acts in Grant Park and for the chance to eat special meals prepared by prominent Chicago chefs cleared a City Council committee today.
| Apr 19, 2012
| 6:03 AM
The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley.
On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Taste of Chicago will be chopped in half to a five-day event next summer, and the city's annual smorgasbord will be moved to the middle of July from its traditional late June start.
The festival will run from July 11 to July 15 in Grant Park, according...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today justified cutting Taste of Chicago in half, saying the number of days do not determine the appeal of the lakefront restaurant showcase.
“It’s what we fill those days with and what quality of both food and experience...
| 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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s scaled-back Taste of Chicago will offer about one-third fewer eateries per day, but feature one-day “pop-up restaurants” this summer, city applications sent out Wednesday showed.
The number of restaurants will...
| Feb 16, 2012
Not long after Rock 'n' Vote 2011, finalists appeared at the North Coast Music Festival (Pyro Fighter) and the Taste of Chicago (Yeah Dude, Briar Rabbit). And none of those local bands even won our annual contest.
Think your local band deserves more...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:58 PM
President Barack Obama today said he was confident in Chicago's ability to host a gathering of world leaders and played down the notion that security concerns had anything to do with the decision to move the May G-8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David.