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Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Gone Country: Best Southern-Style Bars In Chicago

Ready to go country? For longtime fans and those just getting into the genre, the Chicagoland area offers numerous country western-themed bars and nightclubs. Use the following bars to saddle up, round up your friends and get ready to hit the town.

01/17/2013

Mob Attack

Sources: 28 Arrested In Series Of Overnight Mob Attacks

Sources say at least 28 people were arrested overnight for a series of violent attacks across the city, including 11 arrested for beating a man leaving the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

78th Street Shooting

5 Dead, 21 Wounded On 4th Of July, Morning Afterward

Gunfire has taken another deadly toll on the city, leaving at least three people dead and 13 more wounded in shootings on the 4th of July alone.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Super Bowl XLV

Boston Uses Confetti Cannons Purchased For Patriots Super Bowl Parade For Its 4th Of July Celebration

Word broke Wednesday afternoon that the city of Boston will use the same confetti cannons purchased in anticipation for the Patriots Super Bowl parade to entertain its citizen for the Fourth of July.

670 The Score–07/04/2012

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Baffoe: Bangs And Duds Of 2012 So Far

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.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

Undercover Candy Bar (credit: Hyacynth Worth)

Summer Treats For 4th Of July

If you’re as big of a (party pooper) stickler for nutrition as I am, or if you’re just simply looking to rotate in some fresh and delicious kid-enticing treats at, say, your Fourth of July party, you’ve landed on the right article (read: there will be no mention of anything marshmallows or fluff or those little black and white cookies that are chalked full of equal parts of sinful and good).

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

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

Ron Raidy

Doctors In July 4th Parade Save Heart Attack Victim

His lifeless body fell to the ground during a Fourth of July parade. Doctors say he was dead, but on Tuesday the Bartlett resident was breathing and talking about what happened.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Navy Reservist Dan Adams returns to the Chicago area Monday after months in Iraq. (CBS)

Navy Reservist Serving In Iraq Celebrates Fourth At Home

Big crowds turned out Monday in Winnetka to say thanks to Navy Cmdr Dan Adams, who served eight months in Iraq as a pilot. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

07/04/2011

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

One of the two floats taking part in the Independence Day parade in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on July 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Local Residents Mark Independence Day With Neighborhood Parades

Chicagoans were celebrating Independence Day on a bit more modest scale on Monday. It’s a day for family, fireworks, and fun; and for many, that means heading out for a parade.

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

Grilling Guide

Park District: Don’t Dump Charcoal At Foot Of Trees In City Parks

The Fourth of July is the biggest grilling day of the year, and many will flock to the lakefront and Chicago area parks to enjoy a few burgers, hot dogs and anything else some hot coals can turn into a meal.

07/03/2011

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Police To Step Up Patrols For Holiday Weekend

Drivers out late over this Fourth of July weekend might notice they have company on the road – more police.

WBBM Newsradio–06/30/2011

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Listen Live! CBS Radio Special July 4th Programming

Listen live to special Fourth of July programming at these CBS radio stations wherever you are across the country. Whether you’re looking for summer favorites or country classics, there’s a weekend-long playlist for you and […]

06/13/2011

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Part 2: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, Modern

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2011

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