Taste of Chicago canceled for day due to storms

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Authorities have canceled the entire day of events at the Taste of Chicago festival because of heavy rain and flooding on the festival grounds.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management announced the closure around noon Saturday as forecasters warned of more storms for the afternoon.

The annual food and cultural festival is one of the city’s premier summer events, drawing thousands of visitors to Grant Park. It began Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

Saturday’s events were to include concerts by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and roots-rock songwriter Lucinda Williams.