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.
An elderly woman was injured in an extra-alarm blaze which appeared to be sparked by children playing with fireworks in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will celebrate the Independence Day holiday by watching fireworks Monday night with friends.
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.
Tired truckers may be hauling fireworks to your local 4th of July celebration, thanks to an exemption in federal law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A DuPage County man was killed after igniting fireworks in west suburban Addison Monday, police said.
A 14-year-old boy posted videos of himself creating explosive devices on the Internet, leading police directly to his residence.
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.
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.
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 […]