| 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...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to keep in place the person he picked this summer to temporarily lead the Chicago Park District.
Michael Kelly will lose the “interim” tag and become park district superintendent, the administration announced...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The rock-and-roll partying by the musical acts at this year’s Taste of Chicago featured lots of soy milk and purified drinking water, if the artists’ contracts are any indication.
The city paid out at least $655,000 to the bands that...
| Sep 19, 2012
The Clybourn Corridor, aka the Forever 21-Apple Store-Whole Foods Triangle, is poised to become even more retail-licious in the coming year. Target, Nordstrom Rack, Sephora, Anthropologie and others have plans to move in soon, and all those shopping...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
The truncated Taste of Chicago will return largely unchanged in 2013, even though Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration says it still doesn’t know whether this year’s edition of the annual pig-out broke even.
The city again plans to...
| May 18, 2012
You heard it here first: Now that our 2012 RedEye Rock ‘n’ Vote winner has been slotted in, these bands comprise the best of the previously unannounced Bud Light Stage lineup at this year’s Taste of Chicago. You’ll be at all of...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:59 PM
My favorite hookup season is right around the corner! Can you tell me where are the best places to meet people in the summer in Chicago?
Nothing would please me more, gentle, promiscuous stranger. But first, an annoying...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:46 AM
The musical lineup for the 2012 Taste of Chicago is complete with the addition of a double bill featuring Fitz & the Tantrums and Michael Franti & Spearhead, the evening of Friday, July 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Also announced are opening acts for...