| 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 24, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Opening day at the Taste of Chicago and there are certain things you expect to see; turkey legs, cheese cake on a stick and sweaty people.
In this week's 'In the Line of Meier' Garry gives us the top ten things he'd like to see at this year's taste....
| 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 29, 2011
| 3:12 PM
The 2011 Taste of Chicago kicked off last Friday. More and more reports were commenting on the "refined" nature of the lower-budgeted food festival. Gone are many of the musical performances, remaining were the signature culinary booths with a few new...
| 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
More and more people have decided to stay close to home for this extended 4th of July weekend... and gas prices are to blame.
People are cutting costs by cutting traveling as the city cuts costs by cutting the fireworks.
AAA reports that traveling by...
| 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...