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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

Kristina Perez and Lorena Perez. (Credit: Perez family photos)

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

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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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Best Places To See Fireworks In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for fireworks in the heart of Chicago or in one of the neighboring suburbs, there are a number of Independence Day celebrations to choose from.

06/21/2013

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2013 Chicago Area July 4th Fireworks Shows

Are you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?

06/18/2013

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Teen Arrested For Setting Off Fireworks Inside Gary School

Arrested inside a northwest Indiana high school for allegedly setting off fireworks after police banned him from the building, DeAngelo Rock appeared in court and said, “I am not a criminal.” Gary City Court referee Itsia Rivera replied, “Yes you are.”

06/04/2013

Mickey and Minnie Mouse ride a Magic Kingdom-themed parade float in the 2011 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade. (Credit: CBS)

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Kicks Off Holiday Season

Saturday night, there were e a lot of smiles and excitement as Magnificent Mile lit up.

CBS 2–11/17/2012

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Roselle Seeks Residents’ Help To Pay For Next Year’s Fireworks

One northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year’s July 4th fireworks display.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

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Would-Be Pyrotehcnician Injured In Illegal Fireworks Explosion

A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Gabriel Horwich, 20, of Buffalo Grove, allegedly started a brush fire over the weekend by lighting off a firework. (Buffalo Grove Police Dept.)

Bond Set At $10,000 For Suspect In Fireworks-Related Blaze

A 20-year-old northwest suburban man triggered a dangerous weekend brush fire by throwing a burning firecracker into grass alongside a trail, Lake County prosecutors said Monday.

07/09/2012

A brush fire in Buffalo Grove knocked out power to 2,400 ComEd customers on July 8, 2012. (Photo Courtesy: Jayne Chorpash)

Brush Fire In Buffalo Grove Caused By Illegal Fireworks

A Brush fire in Buffalo grove took out power to about 2,400 on Sunday, and police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man who allegedly was lighting off fireworks.

07/08/2012

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Man Killed In Fireworks Accident In NW Indiana

A 26-year-old man from Lowell, Ind., was killed in a fireworks accident on the 4th of July.

07/05/2012

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Heat, Dry Conditions Prompt Extra Precautions For Fireworks Shows

As local residents prepare to celebrate the 4th of July amid record-tying heat, firefighters and fireworks companies were facing different kinds of challenges in getting ready for the night’s fireworks displays.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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Fireworks, Heat Can Lead To Stressful Day For Pets

With record-high temperatures expected throughout the area Wednesday, as well as the usual displays — official and improvised — of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, this could be a doubly stressful day for pets.

07/04/2012

An honor guard carries the U.S. flag in the Independence Day parade in Hoffman Estates on July 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Show Goes On For 4th Of July, Despite The Heat

Wednesday’s heat and humidity didn’t stop the 4th of July parade in Hoffman Estates, where four towns were coming together to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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