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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

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

Chicago Police Seize Fireworks Stash Valued At $20,000

The department’s bomb and arson unit will take the entire stash to an undisclosed location and destroy it.

06/29/2012

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Car, 1-Year-Old Found After Being Taken From Fireworks Store Parking Lot

A year-old toddler – briefly the subject of an Amber Alert on Thursday – was found safe hours after the car he was sitting in was taken following a burglary at a Hammond, Ind. fireworks store.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

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Fire Department: Errant Fireworks Could Spark Deadly Blazes

With the Fourth of July less than a week away, fire officials are worried that errant fireworks could start deadly fires.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2012

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4th Of July Fests & Fireworks In The Suburbs

You can’t have a Fourth of July without fireworks. Fortunately, Navy Pier isn’t the only place to go to watch them. Many of the Chicago suburbs are also hosting their own displays, many accompanied by food fests and as they say, “fun for the whole family.” (Except that 13-year-old who thinks everything is uncool, including fireworks.)

06/27/2012

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No Fireworks Display For Wheeling This Year

One Chicago suburb is cancelling its July 4th fireworks display, but it has nothing to do with budget problems.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

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In Tight Times, 4 Municipalities Team Up For Fireworks

Hoffman Estates is partnering with two communities and a township to do fireworks this year at the Sears Centre. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

06/18/2012

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2012 Chicago Area July 4th Fireworks Shows

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

06/18/2012

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Behind The Fireworks – Interview With Producer Of Country’s Largest Fireworks Display

Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.

06/18/2012

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County Considers New Fines For Drug Paraphernalia, Snow Dumping, Public Urination

The Cook County Board is considering enacting new fines for a variety of offenses from public urination to illegal refrigerator dumping.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

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St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

Think you know everything there is to do on Saint Patrick’s Day in Chicago? Think again! Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the info you need and more…

03/09/2012

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Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Guide To Chicago

Not everyone can stay awake all the way until midnight, but everyone likes to have fun on New Year’s Eve! These family-friendly New Year’s Eve events let you ring in the New Year a little early, with a little less noise and adult festivities, while maximizing the excitement.

12/23/2011

Fireworks erupt over Navy Pier on Monday night, July 4. (CBS)

Could July 3 Fireworks Ever Make A Comeback?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says, essentially, “Who knows,” when asked about bringing back Chicago’s July 3rd Fireworks show.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Fireworks erupt over Navy Pier on Monday night, July 4. (CBS)

Some Not Thrilled By Chicago’s July 4 Fireworks

For 15 minutes Monday night, the city wowed the crowd with fireworks at Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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