Monday, July 16, 2012
Emanuel calls shorter Taste of Chicago ‘one of the best-attended we ever had’ By charging admission we kept the Ghetto wildebeest out of the fest!
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday proclaimed his shrunken and revamped Taste of Chicago a success and said he plans to do more of the same next year.
By cutting the Taste in half, bumping it to mid-July and charging for concert seats at the Petrillo bandshell, Emanuel led some people to fear he was trying to kill the premier summer festival that had become a drain on Chicago taxpayers.
Those fears turned out to be unfounded.
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