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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

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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