Fourth of July

Scanner traffic shows Chicago police responded to reports people were lighting fireworks inside Navy Pier. (Credit: CBS)

Scanner Traffic Details Busy 4th Of July For Chicago Cops

It was a very busy 4th of July night for Chicago Police. Scanner recordings show just what they were dealing with. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has this Original Report.

07/07/2015

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Thousands Pack Navy Pier Ahead Of Fireworks Show

CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross has more on that celebration and some of the safety measures involved.

07/04/2015

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American Flag Part Of Downstate Man’s Life Work

As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

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Thousands Line Route For Arlington Heights 4th Of July Parade

Thousands lined the streets of Arlington Heights today celebrating the Fourth of July with the largest parade in the region, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy patrols a neighborhood Friday. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Tries To Stem Violence This Weekend

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was working a beat Friday, as his department sought to avoid the type of spike in deadly shootings that occurred last July Fourth weekend. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/03/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on preparations for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Work Overtime To Stem Violence During Fourth Of July Weekend

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.

06/30/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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2015 Fourth Of July Fireworks Around Chicago, Northwest Indiana

Here is a list of fireworks shows around Chicago, celebrating the Fourth Of July

06/23/2015

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Healthy & Fun Fourth Of July Foods

Be both healthy and festive at your Fourth of July BBQ with these red, white, and blue dish ideas.

06/23/2015

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Some Families Celebrate Their First Fourths As Americans

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with some newly sworn American citizens about the Fourth of July holiday.

07/04/2014

Fourth Of July Parade-Watching Gets Cutthroat In Evanston

It’s dibs, suburban style — and just as serious as dibs in certain Chicago neighborhoods after a big snowstorm.

07/03/2014

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Mass Exodus Expected Over Holiday Weekend

Forty-one million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home, according to AAA Chicago Motor Club. Eight of 10 of them will be by car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/03/2014

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5 Things You Did Not Know About Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.

07/03/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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

Illinois Residents Cross Border To Indiana To Buy Fireworks

With the Fourth of July coming up, lots of Illinois residents are making run for the Indiana border to by fireworks.

07/02/2014

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Police Planning Crackdown On Drunk Driving For Fourth Of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads.

07/02/2014

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Holiday Road Trips — And Summer Gas Prices — Highest In Years

Nationally, gas prices were at a six-year high for this time of year, hitting a U.S. average Tuesday of $3.67 a gallon for unleaded regular. That’s up 18 cents from a year ago. Average regular gasoline prices were even higher Tuesday in Illinois, at $3.83; in the Chicago area, at $3.98; and in Chicago, at $4.23.

07/02/2014

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Business Booming For Indiana Fireworks Stores Ahead Of Fourth Of July

Fireworks stores in northwest Indiana are doing brisk business as the Fourth of July approaches.

07/01/2014

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Best Ideas For Fourth of July In Chicago

Need ideas for July 4th weekend with your family? We have the ultimate guide for your holiday weekend.

07/01/2014

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