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Artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire Festival, planned for October 2014 along the Chicago River.

Chicago Fire Festival To Light Up The Chicago River Next Year

The “Great Chicago Fire Festival” will launch in October 2014, and feature acrobatic performances, live music, and a river parade of art, dance, and fire.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Shorter, Scaled-Back Taste Of Chicago To Return Next Year

The Taste of Chicago next year will be only five days, and will again feature reserved seats and specially-prepared food for an extra price, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Chicago natives Jennifer Hudson (left) and Chaka Khan (right) are among the headliners for the Taste of Chicago's music lineup this summer. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan To Headline At Taste Of Chicago

A couple of Chicago’s home girls will headline this year’s truncated music lineup for the Taste of Chicago.

04/19/2012

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

City Extends Deadline For Taste Of Chicago, As Fewer Restaurants Apply

The city has extended the deadline for restaurants to apply for spots at the new, scaled-down Taste of Chicago – in hopes of drawing more interest.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Bill Kurtis

City To Declare Monday ‘Bill Kurtis Day’

City officials are declaring Monday “Bill Kurtis Day” in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2011