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.
Wednesday’s heat and humidity didn’t stop the 4th of July parade in Hoffman Estates, where four towns were coming together to celebrate the nation’s birthday.
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.
A complaint of noisy fireworks early Tuesday reportedly led police to arrest two men for a weekend shooting in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.
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.
While the drought has forced some suburbs to cancel fireworks this year, Sunday’s storms have halted the parade and the fireworks in Wheaton.
The 2 Investigators went undercover to buy fireworks from Chicago stores. Pam Zekman reports.
The Chicago Fire Department hopes your Fourth of July plans don’t involve setting off your own fireworks.
The department’s bomb and arson unit will take the entire stash to an undisclosed location and destroy it.
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.
With the Fourth of July less than a week away, fire officials are worried that errant fireworks could start deadly fires.
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.)
One Chicago suburb is cancelling its July 4th fireworks display, but it has nothing to do with budget problems.
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.
Are you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?
Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.
The Cook County Board is considering enacting new fines for a variety of offenses from public urination to illegal refrigerator dumping.
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