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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

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

Taste Of Chicago To Serve Up Free Asian Carp Sliders On Wednesday

You know them as the invasive species trying to enter Lake Michigan, but one Taste of Chicago booth could get you to think differently about Asian Carp.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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Ticket Sales Remain Lackluster For Taste Of Chicago Concerts

Sales of Taste of Chicago concert tickets continue to be lackluster.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses strategy to target businesses that may be magnets for crime. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Defends Gang Crackdown Amid More Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy defended their anti-violence strategies on Monday, in the wake of another weekend that saw at least 20 people shot, and criticism from some aldermen who have seen spikes in homicides in their wards.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

A Chicago police officer walks through the crowd at the Taste Of Chicago in 2010. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Smaller Taste Of Chicago Won’t Mean Less Security

Taste of Chicago opens on Wednesday, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he’s putting “adequate resources” on the streets to keep them safe during the festival.

07/08/2012

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Chicago’s New Tourism Office Faces Possible Roadblock – Violence

Move over San Francisco and watch out New York — Chicago is now the second best city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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No Turkey Legs At Taste Of Chicago This Year

Some people relish them, others mock them, but the Taste of Chicago just wouldn’t be the Taste of Chicago, without them, right?

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Mayor Emanuel attends the Taste Of Chicago preview at Daley Plaza on June 19, 2012. The mayor enjoyed a chopped salad from from Pazzo's with owner Rocky Aiyash.(Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

City Offers Preview Of Abbreviated Taste Of Chicago

Downtown commuters and visitors got a preview of this summer’s Taste of Chicago on Tuesday at Daley Plaza.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Best Free Chicago Summer Concerts

It’s the season for big-ticket concerts and weekend-long lineups with multi-day passes priced in the hundreds. Luckily, for us cheapskates, summer’s also the season for live music events of the free variety. One of the perks of big city life is there’s plenty of free entertainment, and you don’t have to look too hard to find it. The hefty schedule of outdoor festivals downtown and in the neighborhoods add up nicely to a summer’s worth of live jams on the cheap, and there’s something for every taste. Here are my personal picks for the top local freebie shows for Summer 2012.

06/14/2012

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Groupon To Serve As Exclusive Ticketing Agent For Taste Events

Groupon will be the exclusive ticketing agent for concerts and the new sit-down dinners at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

06/07/2012

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

Taste Of Chicago Musical Lineup

The lineup is out for the musical acts at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

04/19/2012

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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

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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

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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

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High Fees For Restaurants Despite Shorter Taste Of Chicago

Restaurants at this year’s Taste of Chicago will have half the time to sell food, but must pay even more to the City of Chicago for the privilege.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

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Emanuel Defends Cuts To Taste Of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his administration’s decision to cut the Taste of Chicago summer food festival in half.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Taste Of Chicago To Move To Mid-July; Gospel Fest Moving To Bronzeville

The Taste of Chicago will move to mid-July next year and will only run for five days, while the Gospel Festival will return with a new home in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Gospel Festival To Return, Possibly As Neighborhood Event

The Chicago Gospel Festival will return as a standalone event next year, but it won’t be in Grant or Millennium Park.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

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