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Firefighters were battling an extra-alarm blaze on the 1300 block of West 18th Street on July 4, 2011. The Fire Department said the fire was sparked by children playing with fireworks. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Still Hospitalized After Fireworks Spark Pilsen Blaze

An elderly woman is in the hospital this morning, injured in a fire in the Pilsen neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

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

Crowds Pack Navy Pier For Fireworks; Others Opting For Suburbs

With Americans across the nation pausing to mark the nation’s birthday on Monday, many people in the Chicago area were taking their Independence Day celebrations to the suburbs, as the city has scaled back its own Fourth of July festivities.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Firefighters were battling an extra-alarm blaze on the 1300 block of West 18th Street on July 4, 2011. The Fire Department said the fire was sparked by children playing with fireworks. (Credit: CBS)

Officials: Fireworks Spark Extra-Alarm Fire In Pilsen

An elderly woman was injured in an extra-alarm blaze which appeared to be sparked by children playing with fireworks in the Pilsen neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Backs Obama’s Re-Election, But Focused On Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will celebrate the Independence Day holiday by watching fireworks Monday night with friends.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

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Family-Friendly Fourth Of July Ideas

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Chicago as a family with small children is much different than the days of pre-kids fourth festivities. Here are a few ideas to help you get started making some family-friendly plans.

06/30/2011

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Safety Advocates: Tired Truckers May Be Hauling Fireworks

Tired truckers may be hauling fireworks to your local 4th of July celebration, thanks to an exemption in federal law.

WBBM Newsradio–06/30/2011

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Patron Rescues Town’s July 4 Fireworks Show

Waukegan’s Independence Day fireworks display, which had been canceled, has come back to life after a benefactor stepped up to cover the $25,000 cost.

06/25/2011

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Fireworks Cut In Some Towns, But Will Go On In Batavia

As the city and suburbs deal with budget troubles, more of them are scrapping planned fireworks shows for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. But in Batavia, the show will go on.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Lake Michigan Fireworks

Waukegan Is Latest Suburb To Cut July 4 Fireworks

It’s getting tougher to find a fireworks display for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, as yet another suburb is canceling to save money.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Lake Michigan Fireworks

Navy Pier Now The Only Place For July 4 Fireworks

A year after the July 3 fireworks extravaganza at the Taste of Chicago was eliminated, officials have also now done away with the smaller shows along the lakefront that replaced them.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Man Killed Lighting Fireworks

A DuPage County man was killed after igniting fireworks in west suburban Addison Monday, police said.

06/01/2011

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Police Find Explosives After Teen Posts Videos Online

A 14-year-old boy posted videos of himself creating explosive devices on the Internet, leading police directly to his residence.

03/31/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Suburban Chicago Fireworks Explosion Kills Man

Authorities say a 31-year-old man has died after an explosion at a personal New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the far northwestern Chicago suburb of Johnsburg.

01/02/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Dies In Firework Explosion

A Johnsburg man was killed when a large firework he lit exploded in his face and chest at a New Year’s Eve gathering at his northwest suburban home.

01/01/2011

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

3 Firefighters Hurt Battling Extra-Alarm Blaze

Updated 12/25/10 4:59 p.m. EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) – Three firefighters were injured battling an extra-alarm Christmas fire that raced through three garages and two homes in north suburban Evanston. The first 911 call came at […]

12/25/2010

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