Media Drops Ball on Taste Proposal

Chicago aldermen responded coolly Tuesday to a lone bidder’s proposal to charge Taste of Chicago patrons a $20 admission fee — and up to $65 for tickets to a music stage that draws the biggest-name talent to the lakefront festival.

(Full story here.)

This is the whole story; $20 admission & $65 concert tickets.  Completely missing is the length of the proposal, the up-front payment to the city, any other details of the deal, and financial records from previous years’ Tastes.  As such, the deal is impossible to evaluate.

When the media can’t even get the simplest of details out to the public it’s no wonder that public expectations are so low.

Someone should get the entire proposal and make it available with a nice 150 word executive summary.  That would be some fine journalism.