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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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Baffoe: Bangs And Duds Of 2012 So Far

Such is the first half of the year in sports. In the spirit of the highs and lows of Independence Day, here are the bangs and duds of the sports year up until now, both locally and abroad.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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Complaint About Fireworks Results In Shooting Arrests

A complaint of noisy fireworks early Tuesday reportedly led police to arrest two men for a weekend shooting in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.

07/04/2012

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Hot, Dry Weather Has Officials Taking Extra Precautions For Fireworks Shows

While some suburbs have canceled or postponed their fireworks shows on July 3 or July 4 due to the hot and dry conditions, many suburbs are deciding to go on with the show, while taking extra precautions to avoid setting fires.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Fireworks Shows Canceled And Postponed

As of 1:30 p.m., eight Chicago area fireworks shows from our full list have been postponed or canceled, many due to the drought.

07/03/2012

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Wheaton Calls Off Fireworks Due To Damage From Sunday Storms

While the drought has forced some suburbs to cancel fireworks this year, Sunday’s storms have halted the parade and the fireworks in Wheaton.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

This is one of the illegal fireworks CBS 2 obtained in an undercover investigation. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fireworks Illegal, But Attainable In Chicago

The 2 Investigators went undercover to buy fireworks from Chicago stores. Pam Zekman reports.

07/02/2012

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

Chicago Fire Dept. Warns Of Firework Dangers

The Chicago Fire Department hopes your Fourth of July plans don’t involve setting off your own fireworks.

06/30/2012

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