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It's safe to say that nobody knows what to expect from this year's Taste of Chicago. Stripped down to five days from its usual 10, the number of food vendors trimmed to 40 (compared with 59 in 2011) and separated from its traditional Fourth of July...
WGN NewsMORNING NEWS POLL: Do you plan to go to the Taste of Chicago? Yes: 13% No: 87% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Should Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. now explain the medical condition that may substantially extend his leave of absence? Yes: 84% No: 16% NEWS AT NINE...
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Clout StreetThe 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...
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...
5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong 5:05 a.m. Max discusses the nation’s increasing drought area and its impact on crops and prices with Paul Georgy President of Allendale, in McHenry, IL How do dairy cows...
Any way you measure it, this year's Taste of Chicago was a success, reversing, even if slightly, two straight years of attendance declines. Estimated attendance for the five-day festival, which concluded Sunday, was 1.2 million, or 240,000 per day....
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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....
Seven dollars and 99 cents doesn't stretch like it used to, but it still buys a steak dinner downtown. On the northeast corner of the Thompson Center, beneath "L" tracks that rumble and screech every other minute, Ronny's endures. Trendier steakhouses...
Clout StreetThe 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...
To sum up Lollapalooza's food lineup in terms of its musical headliners, this year's Chow Town roster is less Black Keys (currently hip) and more Ozzy Osbourne (nostalgically hip). Curated for the last three years by chef Graham Elliot, Lollapalooza's...
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...
Tribune reporterThe 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...
Tags: Holidays, Garry McCarthy, Chicago
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