Petrillo Music Shell

People entering the main gate for the first day of the Taste of Chicago (Credit: Steve Miller)

Taste Of Chicago Kicks Off In Grant Park

The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago got off to a hot and muggy start on Wednesday, but city officials were hoping some new attractions would help the summer festival become profitable again.

07/10/2013

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Taste Of Chicago To Include City’s Food Trucks

The Taste Of Chicago is rolling in a new offering this summer.

04/12/2013

Pop group fun. performs onstage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Grammy Winner fun. To Headline At Taste Of Chicago

Grammy-winning pop group fun. will headline this year’s Taste of Chicago concerts.

03/11/2013

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 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

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

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

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

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Emanuel Seeks $25 Admission Fee To Petrillo Concerts At Taste

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a measure that would mean a major change in the music and entertainment at the city’s annual Taste of Chicago summer festival.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012