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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

4th Of July Fireworks

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

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

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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AAA: 2.4 Million Illinois Residents To Travel For July 4th

This year, 2.4 million people in Illinois will take to the road for the Independence Day holiday, and most are already gone.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

U.S. Army Spc. Brad Liberio returned home to Crestwood, Ill., on July 3, 2012, after spending a year serving overseas. (Credit: CBS)

Crestwood Soldier Celebrates Homecoming In Time For 4th Of July

While Americans are celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, one Crestwood family will have even more to celebrate – the safe homecoming of a soldier who had been serving in Afghanistan.

CBS 2–07/03/2012

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Fireworks Shows Canceled And Postponed

As of 1:30 p.m., eight Chicago area fireworks shows from our full list have been postponed or canceled, many due to the drought.

07/03/2012

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Wheaton Calls Off Fireworks Due To Damage From Sunday Storms

While the drought has forced some suburbs to cancel fireworks this year, Sunday’s storms have halted the parade and the fireworks in Wheaton.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

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No Fireworks Display For Wheeling This Year

One Chicago suburb is cancelling its July 4th fireworks display, but it has nothing to do with budget problems.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

4th Of July Fireworks

Rolling Meadows Seeking Donations To Pay For July 4th Parade

Northwest suburban Rolling Meadows is trying to put together a 4th of July parade — on the cheap.

05/01/2012

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