The Taste of Chicago is opening this Friday, and the city is adding more security compared to previous years.Recent robberies downtown involving groups of young people have police changing their strategy for the festival. Garry McCarthy is the city's police superintendent. He said there wi
Yay. New budget. Yay. New casino in Chicago. Yay. Quinn has 60 days to slow this story to a crawl, giving more and more media outlets the chance to speculate on what is next. Yay.Poor Pat Quinn. Remember when his job was all about walking across the state to raise awareness for health care?
On Thursday afternoon, the Daley administration made the latest in a series of inscrutable moves to assure a future of stultifying mediocrity and/or political shenanigans at Taste of Chicago and the six other Grant Park music festivals.As first tipped by Crain’s and then reported at length by
UPDATED THURSDAY MORNING: I was a little off on my ancient history in the original version of this piece regarding Chicagofest and Taste of Chicago (see bullet points numbers one and two below) and Whet Moser has corrected me on that in Chicago maga
Top story: So much for public dialogue and due process. The goverment sent out a statement today saying Gov. George Ryan was released from prison on Wednesday night to visit his ailing wife in the hospital. There ya have it.
So spoketh the mayor a few hours ago when announcing that he firmly opposes the plan by Celebrate Chicago, the only bidder to respond to the city's request for proposals to privatize the seven free city-run summer music festivals, to charge for those events.
Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel was asked by a local reporter about the swirling controversy over privatizing the summer festivals and quite possibly charging admissions to the larger festivals, like Taste of Chicago.Emanuel says nothing of interest.