Independence Day

A float in the 4th of July parade in northwest suburban Arlington Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Shows Its Patriotic Spirit For 4th Of July

A sunny morning made the perfect start for the July 4th weekend; and an ideal day for parades, picnics, and barbecues before the night’s fireworks.

07/04/2014

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

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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July 4th Fireworks, Concert Returning To Elgin

After going the past five years without a Fourth of July fireworks show for budget reasons, Elgin is bringing back the Independence Day tradition this summer, with help from the Grand Victoria Casino.

02/14/2014

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Pols Get Early Jump On 2014 Campaign At July 4th Celebrations

There was more to this 4th of July than celebrating the country’s independence. For candidates looking ahead to the governor’s race next year, it also was a chance to get out and meet voters.

07/04/2013

Arlington Heights residents line Dunton Avenue as others march in the July 4th parade. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Celebrates Nation’s Independence With Parades, Picnics

Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights was awash in red, white, and blue; as families lined the street to cheer veterans, bands, and – sometimes – politicians marching in the village’s parade.

07/04/2013

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Best Places To See Fireworks In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for fireworks in the heart of Chicago or in one of the neighboring suburbs, there are a number of Independence Day celebrations to choose from.

06/21/2013

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Best 4th Of July Parties In Chicago

Celebrate Independence Day with a mix of family-friendly and late-night fun. Whether you’re headed out to Lake Michigan or the ‘burbs, you’re sure to get your party on for the Fourth of July.

06/20/2013

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2013 Chicago Area July 4th Fireworks Shows

Are you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?

06/18/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Great Lakes Naval Station Cancels July 4th Celebration

Ongoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in far north suburban Lake County to cancel this year’s Independence Day celebration.

03/15/2013

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Roselle Seeks Residents’ Help To Pay For Next Year’s Fireworks

One northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year’s July 4th fireworks display.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

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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

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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

Ron Raidy, wearing a Confederate Army uniform, marches with a group of Civil War re-enactors at the Hinsdale 4th of July parade, a year after he collapsed from a heart attack while marching in the same parade. (Credit: CBS)

Heart Attack Victim Marches In July 4th Parade Again, A Year After Collapsing

The 4th of July isn’t just any holiday for a man named Ron Raidy. It’s anniversary of the day he died and was brought back to life.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

An honor guard carries the U.S. flag in the Independence Day parade in Hoffman Estates on July 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Show Goes On For 4th Of July, Despite The Heat

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.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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