July 4th

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Police Working Longer Hours Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

Police are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, and they will be working longer hours to prevent violence and ensure a safe celebration.

07/03/2015

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13 Patriotic TV Shows To Watch Over 4th Of July Weekend

At their heart, these shows love America and what it stands for, although some of them show it with tough love.

07/02/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In Chicago

Add another to the list of fun activities to take in during the Fourth of July with these Chicago events

06/27/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Best Fireworks In Chicago

What are your plans for the Fourth of July? If you’re looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area, then keep this list in mind.

06/26/2015

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America’s Most Patriotic Summer Vacation Spots

The U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.

06/25/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Best Restaurants With A View Of July 4th’s Fireworks In Chicago

Get your independent self ensconced in a Chicago restaurant affording you a seat with a view of the electric display and a cocktail to celebrate another perfect summer in the city.

06/24/2015

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2015 Fourth Of July Fireworks Around Chicago, Northwest Indiana

Here is a list of fireworks shows around Chicago, celebrating the Fourth Of July

06/23/2015

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Healthy & Fun Fourth Of July Foods

Be both healthy and festive at your Fourth of July BBQ with these red, white, and blue dish ideas.

06/23/2015

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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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Best Stores In Chicago For Fourth Of July Paraphernalia

This Fourth of July, party in style by checking out these Chicago-area stores for all of your patriotic needs.

06/24/2014

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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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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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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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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 Firework Displays Across the Country

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.

06/21/2013

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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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