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.
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.
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.
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.
Two sisters in law were seriously hurt Thursday night during an illegal fireworks display at a park on the Southwest Side.
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.
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.
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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.”
Saturday night, there were e a lot of smiles and excitement as Magnificent Mile lit up.
One northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year’s July 4th fireworks display.
A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.
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.
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.
A 26-year-old man from Lowell, Ind., was killed in a fireworks accident on the 4th of July.
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.
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.
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.