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.
On July 4th, Parades, Picnics, And Fireworks Celebrate Independence Day, But Storms Could Dampen FestivitiesWith the threat of some decidedly un-holiday-like weather this evening, everyone is fitting in the fun while they still have the chance.
UPDATE: Teen Charged With Morgan Park High School Fireworks IncidentPolice have not said whether he was the same person responsible for a similar fireworks explosion at Morgan Park High School on Tuesday November 13.
Principal Under Fire For Two Fireworks Incidents In School"If the punishment is not severe enough, I believe these things are going to continue to happen."
Police: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Indiana Fireworks ExplosionPolice say a fireworks explosion that killed a man and severely injured another man in northwestern Indiana appears to be accidental.
Drones Replace Fourth Of July Fireworks Amid Wildfire Fears In The WestWith massive wildfires burning out of control throughout the West, there is growing concern about the trouble that fireworks could cause on the Fourth of July.
Fire Officials: Sparklers Are The Leading Cause Of Fireworks-Related InjuriesWith the fourth of July less than one week away, officials are issuing a friendly reminder to make sure fireworks remain fun and not fatal.