July 4

At Least Eight Dead -- Including Boy, 7 -- Dozens Injured Over Fourth Of July WeekendFourth of July weekend shootings have left seven people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 38 others injured since Thursday evening.
Dead Heads Send Hotel Rates Soaring In Chicago For July 4The 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.
Fireworks Set For July 4 At Wrigley Field -- A First For The CubsThe North Siders have not had fireworks at Wrigley Field. Until now, that is, says Cubs spokesman Julian Green.
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.
DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard PartyCraft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.
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.
Some Not Thrilled By Chicago's July 4 FireworksFor 15 minutes Monday night, the city wowed the crowd with fireworks at Navy Pier.
At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Holiday Weekend ViolenceViolence 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.
Fireworks Cut In Some Towns, But Will Go On In BataviaAs 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.
High Gas Prices Taking Toll On July 4 TravelHigher gas costs are taking a toll on travel for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
Waukegan Is Latest Suburb To Cut July 4 FireworksIt's getting tougher to find a fireworks display for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, as yet another suburb is canceling to save money.
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