Holiday Weekend Gun Violence Has Already Claimed 5 LivesAs the long holiday weekend continues, we're getting an idea of the impact of gun violence in the city as well as the efforts to keep it in check.
The Push For #PlasticFreeJuly As Trash Piles Up From Holiday WeekendA mess in Montrose Harbor is part of way every few seconds social media is lighting up with the hashtag #PlasticFreeJuly. It's a global environmental movement taking hold in Chicago as waste accumulates from holiday parties.
Witness To Navy Pier Chaos: 'People Started Running And Ducking For Cover'"People were just hopping through and running around it and holding onto their families and there were some kids standing there and freaking out, hiding in corners. I had to go bring them to their families."
Navy Pier Preps For Thousands Of Fourth Of July Holiday Visitors"We have a Navy Pier alert system that we have in place that's new and we've been implementing and testing internally and it's working well. Our intercom is now working pier-wide and we can make announcements on that."
Chicago Weather: Skies Should Be Clear For Fourth Of July Fireworks Wednesday, Thursday NightsAlthough storms are possible Wednesday and Thursday, both days should clear up at night for Fourth of July fireworks.
Best Sports Moments In July 4th HistoryHere are a few of our favorites from Fourth of July's past.
2.1 Million Travelers Expected At Chicago Airports Over 4th Of JulyThe city of Chicago says it expects more than 2.1 million passengers to travel through its airports for the Fourth of July holiday.
15th Ward Alderman Says Fourth Of July Celebrations Could Worsen Growing Rat ProblemOne Chicago alderman fears the Fourth of July holiday will only make the growing rat problem worse as more garbage means more food for critters.
Exclusive Details: Chicago Police Will Deploy 1,500 Additional Officers For July Fourth WeekendCBS 2 has learned 1,500 additional police officers will be patrolling the city this holiday weekend. Many will be undercover as they patrol along the lakefront. Officers will also be at large West Side gatherings.
This Week: Hot And Humid Weather, Including The Fourth Of JulyTemperatures have been running a little cooler than expected as a result of sinking air, moving clouds to allow the sun to better impact the temperatures.
4th Of July Beach-Goers Celebrate With 'Heat, Meat, And The Beat' Nearly 100,000 people flocked to Navy Pier to watch the fireworks display for the Fourth of July, while hundreds of others flocked to local beaches.
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Defend Titles at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating ContestThe annual seaside competition was held amid stifling humidity.
Kids Of All Ages Celebrate Independence DayIt's the perfect weather for a parade and the Chicago area has plenty of them with bands, politicians, families and fun.
Record 47 Million People Expected To Travel For July 4thA record number of drivers is expected to take to the nation’s highways and byways on Tuesday, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.
Man Loses Fingers In Fireworks Accident On Northwest SideThe CFD says a man in his 40's lost most of the fingers on one of his hands from shooting off a firecracker in a grocery store parking lot.