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The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

City Sets Parade Route, Rally Locations For Jackie Robinson West

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars captured the hearts of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

A float in the 4th of July parade in northwest suburban Arlington Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Shows Its Patriotic Spirit For 4th Of July

A sunny morning made the perfect start for the July 4th weekend; and an ideal day for parades, picnics, and barbecues before the night’s fireworks.

07/04/2014

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Navy Pier Hits Crowd Capacity For Fireworks Show

If you’re planning to head to Navy Pier to watch the July 4th fireworks show Friday night, you better be there already.

07/04/2014

Firecrackers, which are illegal in the state of Colorado, are on display June 28, 2001 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Smith/Getty Images)

Authorities Urge Caution Over July 4 Holiday

Chicago police and fire officials are reminding residents to make safety a priority when celebrating the July 4 holiday.

07/03/2014

Chicago police seized $20,000 worth of fireworks near a South Side station. (CBS)

Illinois Residents Cross Border To Indiana To Buy Fireworks

With the Fourth of July coming up, lots of Illinois residents are making run for the Indiana border to by fireworks.

07/02/2014

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Business Booming For Indiana Fireworks Stores Ahead Of Fourth Of July

Fireworks stores in northwest Indiana are doing brisk business as the Fourth of July approaches.

07/01/2014

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Best Ideas For Fourth of July In Chicago

Need ideas for July 4th weekend with your family? We have the ultimate guide for your holiday weekend.

07/01/2014

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

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2014 Fourth Of July Fireworks Around Chicago

Here is a list of fireworks shows around Chicago for the Fourth Of July

06/27/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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Boys Playing With Fireworks Accidentally Set Fire To Des Plaines Middle School

Three boys playing with fireworks caused up to $15,000 of damage to a northwest suburban Des Plaines middle school after the building caught fire Saturday afternoon.

05/25/2014

A suspect held police at bay Friday at a gas station and mini-mart near Wadsworth. (CBS)

Fireworks Lit In Gas Station Bathroom Precedes Police Standoff

A tense standoff at a north suburban fast food restaurant and gas station drew dozens of police officers and forced customers and staff members to clear out after a series loud pops were heard.

03/21/2014

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July 4th Fireworks, Concert Returning To Elgin

After going the past five years without a Fourth of July fireworks show for budget reasons, Elgin is bringing back the Independence Day tradition this summer, with help from the Grand Victoria Casino.

02/14/2014

Quejuan Henley, 18, is charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a woman's cell phone in a pedestrian tunnel under Lake Shore Drive on July 4, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cop’s Brother Chased Robber Because ‘I Was Just Sick Of It’

Gary Dailey, a former track athlete and marathoner, ran after a man who stole a woman’s cell phone in the pedestrian tunnel under Lake Shore Drive near Division Street on July 4th.

07/08/2013

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2 Women Seriously Injured By Fireworks; 7 Others Hurt Citywide

Two sisters in law were seriously hurt Thursday night during an illegal fireworks display at a park on the Southwest Side.

07/05/2013

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Lottery Sponsorship Helps Save Fireworks Displays In Illinois Towns

Fireworks on the Fourth of July will light up the sky in several local communities who may have gone without except for a promotion for the Illinois lottery reports WBBM’s Julie Mann.

07/01/2013

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Doctor: Leave Fireworks To Professionals

Every year people lose fingers, thumbs, eyes and even their lives when a firework goes off in their face. Dr , Espisito is the director of Loyola’s trauma, critical unit and burn center and says people are warned and don’t listen and they don’t always learn a lesson.

06/29/2013

Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

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