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.
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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.
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
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.