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2014 Taste of Chicago off to a delicious start

The 2014 Taste of Chicago kicked off today in Grant Park with plenty of food, fun and music. "We’ve had a fantastic turnout, beautiful weather, great food, great music,” said the City’s Department of Cultural Affaris and Special Events spokesperson Mary May.

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Feds to lawmakers: Back off calling witnesses in NRI hearing

The Justice Department has asked state lawmakers to back away from calling several former members of Gov. Pat Quinn’s inner circle to testify on the governor’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative to avoid possibly interfering with an ongoing federal probe of the scandal-tainted anti-violence program, sources said.

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