July 4

Police respond to a fatal shooting on Harding Street overnight Sunday. (CBS)

At Least Eight Dead — Including Boy, 7 — Dozens Injured Over Fourth Of July Weekend

Fourth of July weekend shootings have left seven people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 38 others injured since Thursday evening.


Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Dead Heads Send Hotel Rates Soaring In Chicago For July 4

The average rate for a hotel in the City Of Chicago is a whopping 77 percent higher for the July 4th holiday, compared with last year.


(Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks Set For July 4 At Wrigley Field — A First For The Cubs

The North Siders have not had fireworks at Wrigley Field. Until now, that is, says Cubs spokesman Julian Green.


Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

As July 4 Nears, Gasoline Prices Dip In Chicago

Gasoline prices nationally are expected to be at their highest mark in six years, but at least in Chicago prices are dropping.


Photo by Meghan Ross

DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

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


Fireworks erupt over Navy Pier on Monday night, July 4. (CBS)

Could July 3 Fireworks Ever Make A Comeback?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says, essentially, “Who knows,” when asked about bringing back Chicago’s July 3rd Fireworks show.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Fireworks erupt over Navy Pier on Monday night, July 4. (CBS)

Some Not Thrilled By Chicago’s July 4 Fireworks

For 15 minutes Monday night, the city wowed the crowd with fireworks at Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Wentworth Avenue Fatal

At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Holiday Weekend Violence

Violence on the city’s streets left at least six people dead and dozens more wounded over the holiday weekend, in every corner of the city.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Fireworks Cut In Some Towns, But Will Go On In Batavia

As the city and suburbs deal with budget troubles, more of them are scrapping planned fireworks shows for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. But in Batavia, the show will go on.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Dan Ryan Expressway

High Gas Prices Taking Toll On July 4 Travel

Higher gas costs are taking a toll on travel for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Lake Michigan Fireworks

Waukegan Is Latest Suburb To Cut July 4 Fireworks

It’s getting tougher to find a fireworks display for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, as yet another suburb is canceling to save money.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011