Preparations begin for Taste of Chicago in Grant Park

Whether you're a Taste of Chicago regular or haven't been in years, there are 25 new restaurants joining the lineup this year - and the fest has more than just food. (WLS)

Street closures are in place around Grant Park in preparation for Taste of Chicago.

Crews closed South Columbus Drive from East Balbo Drive to East Roosevelt Road Tuesday. East Congress Parkway was also closed Tuesday from the semi-circle South Columbus Drive.

Taste of Chicago begins Wednesday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, July 15.

Streets will be completely reopened Monday, July 16.

For a complete Taste of Chicago schedule, click here.
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