| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:10 AM
An 18-year-old man was charged along with seven teenagers who were charged with mob action following a series of muggings carried out Saturday night by groups of attackers, including one that left a visitor from Michigan hospitalized with a broken jaw....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:06 PM
The revenue-strapped City of Chicago is for the first time charging admission for the best seats at Taste of Chicago main-stage concerts, but sales have been slow so far.
With Taste scheduled to start next week, nearly two-thirds of the $25 pavilion...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 11:40 AM
The Taste of Chicago kicks off Wednesday and wraps up Sunday – making the event five days shorter than in years past. Although cut in half, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today security plans for the event remain similar to last...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:40 AM
If your money runs out before your appetite at the Taste of Chicago on Wednesday, then you might be in luck -- if you like the taste of Asian carp, that is. Starting at noon on Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be serving up...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:50 PM
You've heard a lot about Asian carp, the annoying fish mongrel beast that has invaded our waters and punched countless doe-eyed children in their gorgeous little tummies. Well, Dirk Fuscik of Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop has taken the fight to them by...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Buoyed by near-perfect weather, Taste of Chicagoreturned to Grant Parkon Wednesday to a substantial lunchtime crowd that looked very much like opening-day Taste crowds from years past.
Concerns that this 32nd Taste of Chicago would be poorly attended,...
| Jul 23, 2012
Some have asked Zoe Kazan why “Ruby Sparks,” a comedy/drama about a male author who considers if and how to change a character he writes and then comes to life as his real girlfriend, doesn’t feature a female writer controlling a man....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 12:36 AM
Can you get into shows without the pricey badge? How can I catch a cab? All the hotel rooms are booked--what do I do?
If you're a SXSW newbie or are considering planning ahead for next year, there are a few things you should know before heading down...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:33 AM
There's nothing like sitting down to a three-course meal prepared by a top-name chef. But at Taste of Chicago?
If the City Council gives the OK, that could be an option in July.
An ordinance going before the City Council Wednesday would allow the...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Well, turns out the Taste of Chicago is going to be a little more "one-percenty" than we previously realized.
Conveniently omitted from the announcement (posted on Stew this morning) that the city was seeking City Council approval for a ticketed event at...
| Jun 30, 2011
This is what $24 purchased at the Taste of Chicago Wednesday afternoon. You decide if it was “taste more” or “tasteless.” 1 Pulled pork sandwich – The Smoke Daddy This sandwich tasted awesome but I need more pork! 1 Bud Light...