Oak Park Fourth Of July Parade Among Events Canceled Even As State Fully ReopensThe City of Chicago and the State of Illinois are set to fully reopen in just a matter of days, but that does not mean everything is going back to normal just yet. 
Nearly 80 People Shot In Chicago, 15 Of Them Killed, In July 4th Weekend Violence Since Late FridayNearly 80 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday night this July 4th holiday weekend, and 15 of them have been killed.
July 4th, 2020 In Chicago: Patriotism, Protests, And An Ongoing PandemicLife as we know it has changed greatly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and of course, holidays are no exception.
Social Distancing During July 4th Events; 'Usually A Polite Request Is Plenty'Masks are not required, because social distancing is encouraged. But don't expect strict enforcement.
Chicago Police To Deploy 1,200 Extra Officers For July 4th Weekend; 'It's A Full-Court Press'"Our endgame is arrests for the precursors to violence, so every day we're going to be clearing corners," Police Supt. David Brown said.
Navy Pier To Be Fireworks-Free For The 4th Of JulyNo fireworks, but a menu of other events will keep people in motion and spending money.
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.
Highland Park Cancels 4th Of July Events“Data suggests that large gatherings present a great risk for transmission of COVID-19."
Navy Pier's New Year's Eve Preparations After Three Stabbings On Fourth Of JulyNavy Pier said it has not hired a new security firm since the debacle on the Fourth of July, but the facility added additional private security companies to the mix and learned some lessons from this summer.
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.