Food truck festivals return to downtown Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's food truck festivals are returning, and this year they'll be joined by mobile boutiques selling items such as shoes and clothing.

Friday marked the return of "Food Truck Fests" to Daley Plaza. Additional dates are scheduled through fall and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They'll be held weekly at Daley Plaza and once per month at Willis Tower.

The city's Small Business Center and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced the new schedule Thursday.

BACP Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek says the festivals are a "win-win." She says "they encourage even more people to enjoy the city's growing culinary options while supporting these innovative small businesses."

The festivals will feature a rotating line-up of trucks.