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Low Turnout At Taste Meant Low Profits For Vendors

The Taste of Chicago this summer left a sour taste with some of the festival’s food vendors.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Low Attendance At Taste Is Actually Sweet

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson sees the upside to low attendance at this year’s Taste of Chicago.


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Taste Of Chicago Arrests Drop 50%, But Attendance Down, Too

From a security standpoint, this year’s Taste of Chicago was a rousing success. From a sales and attendance standpoint, it was a flop.


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Mayor Calls Taste ‘Safest In Recent Memory’

The streets around Grant Park are open again today after crews finished cleaning up from the 10-day Taste of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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Pared-Down Taste Of Chicago Wraps Up

This year’s Taste of Chicago wrapped up Sunday evening and the Chicago Park District, which was running the scaled-down festival for the first time, described this year as a big success.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2011

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Manager Pleased As Taste Of Chicago Reaches Halfway Point

This year’s Taste of Chicago is at its halfway point — and its manager is pleased. Taste is selling “less” as “more,” and Manager Mary Slowik said Tuesday night that it appears to be working.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2011

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Best Exotic Food at the Taste of Chicago

One of the most famous events that Chicago puts on every year is the Taste of Chicago. Millions flock to taste the food that makes Chicago famous. However, this summer, if you’re looking to expand your horizons past Polish sausages, deep dish pizza and delicious Rainbow Cones, then check out these restaurant booths for the best of exotic food.


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Taste Of Chicago Guide

Everything you need to know about the 2011 Taste Of Chicago!


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Taste Of Chicago Up And Running

Taste of Chicago 2011 is up and running, with a smorgasbord of offerings from the city’s favorite restaurants – and a big sandbox too.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

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Police Out In Force To Prevent Crime At Taste Of Chicago

It’s been a violent start to the summer, with a string of mob attacks close to downtown leaving people wondering about safety at the Taste of Chicago starting today.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011


Guide To: Taste Of Chicago Music Festivals

Here’s a preview of what your ears should expect while exploring Grant Park this June and July. All the music at Taste of Chicago in one easy to read article.


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

More Undercover Officers To Patrol Taste Of Chicago

When this year’s Taste of Chicago opens its 10-day run Friday, officials are promising both fun and a safer atmosphere.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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Free Summer Concert Guide

Here’s a rundown of notable upcoming performances that are strictly free of charge!


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Taste Of Chicago Preview Coming To Daley Plaza

If you go downtown at lunchtime today, be sure to pack your appetite.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

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Park District Taking Over Taste, 4 Other Fests Canceled

The Chicago Park District will be taking over control of the Taste of Chicago this summer and four other popular summer fests — the Country Music Festival, the Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival, the Gospel Music Festival and Celtic Fest Chicago — will be merged into the Taste.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

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Daley: Taste Of Chicago About Food, Not Music

Taste of Chicago can reverse huge losses without charging an admission fee — and even turn a profit — by focusing exclusively on food, Mayor Daley said Tuesday.


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Daley Insists Taste Of Chicago Will Remain Free

Mayor Richard M. Daley has said admission to the Taste of Chicago will remain free, but new information shows that may not necessarily end up being the case.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Mayor Daley: No Admission Fee For Taste Of Chicago

Mayor Daley made it clear on Thursday that he does not want to see an admission fee for the Taste of Chicago.


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$20 Admission Coming For Taste Of Chicago?

If there is a Taste of Chicago next summer, it may leave some people with a sour taste when they find out how much it’ll cost to attend.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

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Major Cuts To Taste, Other Fests A Possibility, City Says

Big-time cuts could be coming to Taste of Chicago and six other lakefront music festivals.