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  • EDWARD ROBERT SIROVY
    Taste of Chicago is the citie s tent food pigout. It runs 10 days surrounding the 4th of July. The fireworks show is held the night BEFORE the 4th of July
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      Taste of Chicago is the citie's tent food pigout.
      It runs 10 days surrounding the 4th of July.
      The fireworks show is held the night BEFORE the 4th of July because
      everybody else holds theirs on the 4th.

      ----------- Chicago Tribune Article Forwarding----------------

      Buses, trains, trolleys added for Taste guests

      In conjunction with the Taste of Chicago and the 4th of July, the
      city's Department of Transportation issued a traffic alert Saturday
      that will remain in effect through July 9.

      Officials are urging the public to take public transportation, and
      they have boosted service on the Metra, CTA and trolleys.

      The free trolleys will offer expanded service on routes serving
      the Taste, with trolleys operating from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and making
      downtown connections to all Metra stations and most CTA "L" stations.

      Longer trains will operate on the CTA's Blue, Brown, Green, Orange and
      Red Lines. Trains also will run more frequently on the Blue, Brown,
      Orange, Red and Yellow Lines.

      The Brown, Green, Orange, Purple and Yellow Line trains will run later
      into the evening.

      On Tuesday, the night of the Grant Park fireworks, Brown, Orange,
      Purple and Yellow Line trains will operate until at least 1 a.m.
      Wednesday.

      No bicycles will be allowed on the trains that day.

      Extra buses will run from the Taste each night on Routes No. 3 King
      Drive, No. 4 Cottage Grove, No. 6 Jeffery Express, No. 20 Madison, No.
      56 Milwaukee, No. 60 Blue Island, No. 62 Archer, No. 126 Jackson and
      No. 151 Sheridan.

      All buses that normally use Columbus Drive north of Roosevelt Road
      will be detoured to Michigan Avenue between Balbo and Roosevelt during
      the Taste.

      Metra will operate additional trains to Aurora, stopping at Illinois
      Highway 59, Naperville, Lisle, Belmont and Downers Grove this weekend
      and next weekend.

      July 3 is the busiest day of the year for Metra and the transportation
      company will offer expanded service, including 41 additional
      late-afternoon and early-evening Chicago-bound trains, and 48 extra
      outbound trains at night.

      After the fireworks, Metra will operate on a "load and go" schedule.

      Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles and smoking will not be permitted
      on the train.

      Metra also will operate a holiday schedule of trains on Wednesday.
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