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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)

Aldermen Back Higher Food Ticket Prices For Taste Of Chicago

The festivities at Taste of Chicago could get a bit more expensive this summer.

03/04/2014

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Emanuel: ‘Taste’ Profit Is First Since 2007

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the 2013 “Taste of Chicago” turned a profit for the first time since 2007.

09/29/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Caught On Tape … Having Fun

It’s not exactly the mayor in a mosh pit.

07/18/2013

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Man Passed Out Drunk With 1-Year-Old

A man attending the Taste of Chicago was so drunk he passed out and tried to punch a police officer when the officer woke him.

07/15/2013

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Two Hit, Seriously Injured By Taste Of Chicago Vehicle

A Taste of Chicago vehicle on Friday evening struck two people, seriously injuring them, fire officials said.

07/12/2013

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Best Food Trucks At The Taste of Chicago

The city may have an affinity to food trucks occasionally, but alas they have been officially allowed into the Taste of Chicago this year. On one condition. They will be available at night during the nightly concerts only. Food trucks will be parked on the easternmost concrete path (parallel to Lake Shore Drive) with up to seven trucks selling entrees and desserts. Trucks will begin selling their yummy goods one hour before the evening concerts (4:30 p.m. for the Friday/Saturday concert prior to the 5:30 p.m. start and at 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the 4 p.m. concert.) So let’s take a gander at some of this year’s food trucks.

07/11/2013

Petrillo Music Shell (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Taste Of Chicago Music Line-Up

Great food, including food trucks, is reason enough for most to attend the Taste of Chicago (going July 10 – 14). BUT, if you need more convincing, here’s a list of bands playing over the next few days.

07/10/2013

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 Reveals 2013 Restaurant Lineup

The Taste of Chicago restaurant lineup is out for this year, and there are some new offerings on the menu.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2013

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Best Upcoming Food Events In Chicago

Warm-weather food events make sense when one can sample an array of Midwestern masterpieces all in one fell swoop.

04/24/2013

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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

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)

Aldermen Say Taste Of Chicago Is Becoming A Losing Proposition

Five aldermen led by the 2nd Ward’s Robert Fioretti point out that the Taste Of Chicago’s attendance has been dropping and lost more than $1 million last year and hasn’t been profitable since 2008.

03/13/2013

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)

Taste Of Chicago Could See More Changes After Losing $1.3M Last Year

After watching the Taste of Chicago lose $1.3 million last summer, despite significantly scaling back the festival to cut costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s asked his team at the Department of Cultural Affairs to come up with more changes for the Taste this year.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2013

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

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Jennifer Hudson Befriends Woman Once Known as ‘Girl X’

Jennifer Hudson recently befriended the victim of another horrendous crime, according to a report Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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

Asian Carp caught from the Illinois River on Sept. 22, 2011. (Credit: Bob Roberts, WBBM)

Connoisseurs Line Up To Try Asian Carp At Taste Of Chicago

A long line of adventurous connoisseurs gathered at Captain Dirk’s free fish giveaway at the Taste of Chicago Thursday, to take a bite of the invasive and infamous Asian carp.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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

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Picture Perfect Day With Highs In Upper 80s, Lake Cooling As Taste Begins

A picture perfect summer afternoon is in store Wednesday, with just the right weather for enjoying the first day of the Taste of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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