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Visitors line up for food tickets on the final day of the annual Taste of Chicago on July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Taste Of Chicago Manager Confident Changes Proved A Success

Thousands streamed into Grant Park for the final day of this year’s Taste of Chicago on Sunday, and the festival’s manager said she’s confident changes this year — including a shorter schedule, but new attractions — have made it a success.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2012

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 Taste Of Chicago Opens In Grant Park

Chicago’s 32nd edition of Taste of Chicago opened with diminutive Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) pronouncing it: “Shorter, but better, just like myself.”

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Booths set up for the Taste of Chicago from July 11 to July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Previewing The Taste Of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago will open for business on Wednesday, a somewhat spicier business than in the past, if also smaller than Chicagoans and tourists are used to.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

(Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago via Facebook)

Eating Your Way Through Taste Of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago may only run July 11-15 in 2012, but it’s still packed with loads of great food and entertainment.

06/27/2012

Photo Credit:  Chicago Blues Festival via Facebook

This Weekend Is Biggest Of Chicago’s Festival Season

A busy and fun weekend for Chicago with, it would seem, something for everyone. It would seem there is something for everyone.

06/09/2012

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Mavis Staples To Headline This Year’s Blues Festival

Gospel and rhythm and blues legend Mavis Staples is the headliner for this year’s Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Anti-NATO protesters make their way down State Street. (Credit: Mason Johnson/CBS Chicago)

Protesters Rally Outside NATO Summit After March From Grant Park

Thousands of anti-NATO activists were staging a rally outside McCormick Place during the NATO summit Sunday afternoon, after marching from Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

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40,000 Join “Race At Your Pace” For Breast Cancer

About 40,000 people took a walk on the lakefront on Sunday, for the 21st Annual Y-Me “Race At Your Pace,” a 5K to support breast cancer patients.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2012

Members of National Nurses United protest at City Hall, after city officials decided to move their protest rally on the weekend of the NATO summit from Daley Plaza to Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Nurses, Veterans Furious With City’s Changes To NATO Protests

Is the city of Chicago double-crossing demonstrators planning protests during the weekend of the NATO summit? That’s what protest organizers are charging, claiming the city is going back on its word on where and how two big marches will conclude.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Grant Park

City Tells Nurses To Move NATO Protest To Grant Park

After learning their protest rally could be much larger than originally anticipated, city officials have told National Nurses United that they must change the route of their march to avoid the Loop.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

Grant Park

Report: Free Concert Planned During NATO Summit

Protests and concerns about unrest have dominated talk about the NATO Summit, but the event could also bring some free music and festivity to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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Plan To Charge $25 For Premium Taste Seats Passes Council Panel

Attendees at this year’s Taste of Chicago can eat like a king or queen–if they’re willing to pay more for it.

04/11/2012

Occupy Chicago protesters march through downtown Chicago on April 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Occupy Chicago Protesters March Through Downtown

Now that spring is here, the Occupy Chicago protesters are back. Several hundred people participated in a Saturday march through downtown streets that ended in Grant Park, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2012

McCormick Place

City, NATO Protesters Reach Deal On Protest March Route

Anti-war activists planning a protest rally during the NATO summit in May have reached a compromise with city officials over the route of their planned protest march on the opening day of the summit.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Denies NATO Protesters’ Permit Request

Protestors have lost another round in their attempts to get a permit for a march through the Loop during the NATO summit.

03/29/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing Officer To Rule On NATO Protest March Route By Week’s End

After listening to a full day of testimony, a city hearing officer has told anti-war protesters planning a major rally during the NATO summit in May that he will have a decision by later this week on their appeal of the city’s denial of their preferred march route.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing Officer To Rule On NATO Protest March Route By Week’s End

After listening to a full day of testimony, a city hearing officer has told anti-war protesters planning a major rally during the NATO summit in May that he will have a decision by later this week on their appeal of the city’s denial of their preferred march route.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Photo Credit: Jake Mohan

Best Chicago Spots for A Pick Up Game

Whether you’re looking to burn some calories or just want to catch up with the crew, here’s a couple places in Chicago that should accommodate the occasional athlete.

03/24/2012

Lollapalooza

End Of Tax Exemptions To Result In Higher Lollapalooza Ticket Prices

Fans anticipating Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park could face sticker shock at the gate.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Chicago police carry off a protester at Grant Park on Oct. 23, 2011. (CBS)

Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested Last Fall Want Charges Tossed

Which carries more weight, First Amendment rights or closing time at Chicago’s parks? Attorneys for dozens of Occupy Chicago protestors arrested in Grant Park last fall want a judge to answer that question.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

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