A Celebration Or 'Night Of The Purge?' Neighbors Divided Over Fireworks Show At Winnemac Park In Lincoln SquareThere are talks between neighbors about a beloved, yet unofficial fireworks show that has been happening for decades at Winnemac Park in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Some think it's a grand celebration, and some would not be sorry to see it go.
Fireworks Return To Navy Pier Along With Visitors And Optimistic Business OwnersFireworks made a triumphant return to Navy Pier Saturday night after a year of pandemic darkness – with bursts of color lighting up the downtown sky.
No Fireworks In Chicago This July 4th, But Some Suburbs Hold Shows; Virtual House Music Festival Also HeldThe annual Chicago fireworks show at Navy Pier was canceled this July 4th, but several suburban communities went forward with their displays.
Two Men Arrested For Selling Illegal Explosives And Fireworks In Kane CountyUndercover detectives found the fireworks for sale on social media and eventually tracked down the source -- an Elgin man and an Aurora man who police say were selling the dangerous explosives from makeshift storefronts. 
Hammond To Host Four Fireworks Shows For July 4th, Families Asked To Watch From HomeHammond Mayor Thomas McDermott's office said fireworks shows will be presented at four schools around 9:30 p.m. on July 4: Clark Middle/High School, Morton High School, Eggers Middle School, and Gavit Middle School/High School.
Weeks Ahead Of 4th Of July, Fireworks Leave Chicagoans Fit To Be Tied As Complaints SkyrocketResidents around the Chicago area are fed up with fireworks, weeks ahead of the 4th of July holiday.
Chicago Police To Beef Up Patrols For New Year's Eve CelebrationsAn additional 1,300 officers will be deployed across the city on New Year’s Eve, to help handle any trouble if it pops up.
Residents Vow A Safer Halloween In Hyde Park"I'm not really bracing for anything because the weather is so bad. I think most of the kids will stay inside."
Chicago Animal Care And Control Taking In Lost Pets 'Nonstop' Since Fireworks DisplaysIt's no secret fireworks scare most dogs. Thursday night's light shows did more than send them into hiding. Some took off running and still haven't been found. 
3 Stabbed After Fight Breaks Out At Navy Pier, 13 Others Hospitalized After Firecracker Causes StampedeThree people were stabbed at Navy Pier around the time of the annual fireworks display Thursday night, and 13 others were hospitalized for injuries after being trampled a stampede when someone tossed a firecracker at Harry Caray's Tavern.
Fireworks Celebration Ends 7 Minutes Early In Oak Lawn Due To Computer System FailureThe show there actually ended seven minutes early due to a computer system failure, so there is a chance the real finale may still happen.