| 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 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.
| 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.
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:50 PM
With the G-8summit moved to Camp David, President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that Chicago has a firm handle on security for this spring's NATO summit. But his own hold on another big event in his home city seemed to elude his grasp.
| Mar 7, 2012
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he did not pull the May G-8 meeting from Chicago because he feared his hometown couldn't handle all the fuss, contending instead that the gathering of the world's largest economic powers is better suited to a...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Taste of Chicago
Tuesday, June 28
Balbo and Columbus
101.9's "Party in the Park"
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
| 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...