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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

1-Year-Old Found

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

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

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

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

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

4th Of July Fireworks

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

Cook County Board

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

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

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