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.
From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.
Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!
Ongoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in far north suburban Lake County to cancel this year’s Independence Day celebration.
One northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year’s July 4th fireworks display.
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.
Fireworks displays happen everywhere on July 4th. But some cities and towns put a unique spin on this American holiday.
4th of July means barbeques and fireworks. But it’s also arguably the most important day in our country’s history. Learn why.
Are you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?
A day of fun in the sun requires some planning. Here’s a handy checklist for a day at the beach, the lake or the local pool.
Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?
Northwest suburban Rolling Meadows is trying to put together a 4th of July parade — on the cheap.
Celebrating the Fourth of July in Chicago as a family with small children is much different than the days of pre-kids fourth festivities. Here are a few ideas to help you get started making some family-friendly plans.
One of the most famous events that Chicago puts on every year is the Taste of Chicago. Millions flock to taste the food that makes Chicago famous. However, this summer, if you’re looking to expand your horizons past Polish sausages, deep dish pizza and delicious Rainbow Cones, then check out these restaurant booths for the best of exotic food.
Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorite Summer-themed articles to help ring in the occasion!
Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]
Listen live to special Fourth of July programming at these CBS radio stations wherever you are across the country. Whether you’re looking for summer favorites or country classics, there’s a weekend-long playlist for you and […]
Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]
America’s traditional colors are red, white and blue, and you can take your Fourth of July picnic, barbeque or pool party to the next level by serving Independence Day themed cuisine! All of these easy-to-make […]
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]