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Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Hot, Dry Weather Has Officials Taking Extra Precautions For Fireworks Shows

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.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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

Chicago Fire Dept. Warns Of Firework Dangers

The Chicago Fire Department hopes your Fourth of July plans don’t involve setting off your own fireworks.