| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:55 PM
It’s hardly breaking news that the Taste of Chicago has entered a new age of austerity. You may still be able to score your decadent Eli's Cheesecake, but music-wise, the days of shoulder-to-shoulder crowds at Elvis Costello concerts are over....
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:23 PM
The several thousand visitors to the first day of Taste of Chicago today found the famed fare they’ve come to expect -- roasted corn, falafel, Pierogi and fried catfish. But what stood out to many was how different the city’s biggest...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The 2011 edition of Taste of Chicago is underway in Grant Park now through July 3. With some 59 vendors offering six items each, it would be a challenge for almost anyone to eat all the food that will be available. To help make your choosing easier, the...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 2:38 PM
Loretta Lynn: The 79-year-old country icon has never gone out of style with her no-guff attitude and classic songs such as “Fist City,” “Rated X” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” 5 p.m. Friday with Court Yard Hounds...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 8:16 AM
The Guardian Angels, the volunteer CTA patrol group, today began its round-the-clock patrols of the system.
The Angels started patrolling the Blue and Red Lines at 5 a.m., and will continue manning the system until Monday at 10 p.m., chapter leader...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Despite the cancellation of Chicago's traditional July 3 fireworks show, cities and organizations in the area are offering a bevy of fireworks options this weekend.
At the top of the list is the Navy Pier fireworks, which is scheduled for July 4 and...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:28 PM
About 2.35 million people visited Taste of Chicago this year, 300,000 fewer than attended the city’s iconic summer fest in 2010, according to a Chicago Park District estimate released today.
The crowd was the smallest for the Taste since 1986, when...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:26 AM
Taste of Chicago’s musical line-up may not have had as many arena-filling stars this summer as in years past, but the performers still flexed their rock star prerogatives in spelling out the food, beverages and other amenities they would get...
| Jul 25, 2011
In a backyard, a woman grabbed one of the hundreds of eggs sitting in the sweltering heat and cracked it into a vat of brown batter. As she plunged her hands in to mix it, a woman walked to a plastic container filled with water from a hose and cleaned out...
| Aug 10, 2011
After the Tribune reported that a business that serves food at street festivals was preparing food outdoors in the summer heat, the city of Chicago conducted a health inspection of the Logan Square vendor and discovered a series of violations, including...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Taste of Chicago could get shortened by several days next summer as city officials again retool Chicago’s iconic summer party.
The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will run the Taste in 2012, after the Chicago Park...