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.
Chicago History Museum's 58th Annual July 4 CelebrationThe Chicago History Museum was awash in red, white and blue for the museum's 58th annual Fourth of July celebration.
State Budget Crisis Eliminates Funding For Holiday Traffic EnforcementRiverside Police say they were told by the state that no budget meant no money to fund DUI enforcement over the holiday.
Cook County Judge's Son Shot Over Holiday WeekendFour people are dead and 40 others are injured in shooting incidents across the city.
Keeping Your Pets Calm During Fourth Of July FireworksThe Fourth of July is a busy weekend for veterinarians. 
6 Killed, 53 Wounded In Fourth Of July Weekend Shootings In ChicagoAt least 54 people were shot across Chicago, six of them fatally, by Monday afternoon of the Fourth of July weekend.
Fourth Of July Recipes: Set And Forget Hors d'oeuvresGet ready to wow the crowd this Fourth of July with these simple make ahead hors d'oeuvre. These wallet-friendly recipes are a great way to feed a big crowd with minimal effort. Chips and dip just took on a whole new meaning with our compilation of bold flavors and fresh ingredients.
5 Festive Favors For Your Fourth Of July BBQIf you're throwing a backyard BBQ for July 4, here are some awesome festive favor ideas to send home with your guests.