Nearly 70 People Shot, Five Of Them Fatally, Over Independence Day WeekendEven with an additional 1,500 officers on the streets, Chicago still saw significant violence over the long holiday weekend, with at least 68 people shot, five of them fatally, since July 4th.
Chicago Police Arrest 170, Seize 38 Illegal Guns In Pre-Holiday CrackdownsChicago police are getting a head start on efforts to prevent violence over the 4th of July weekend, with dozens of people arrested, and nearly a dozen illegal weapons seized in a pre-holiday gun and drug crackdown.
To Honor The Troops, Pals Paint Huge American Flag On Lawn In Bourbonnais; 'That's The American Spirit'Kyle Omay is hosting a July 4th party to show off the huge American flag he and his friends painted on the front lawn.
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.
July 4th Gas Prices Lowest In 12 Years Ahead Of Holiday WeekendAccording to Gasbuddy.com, the average price of a gallon of gas is lower than any July 4th weekend since 2005.
Busy Travel Weekend Expected At O'Hare And MidwayLines have been building at O’Hare International Airport early Friday, as travelers prepared to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, but honoring the nation’s independence comes as the nation’s airports have been placed on high alert in the wake of a suicide bombing at the airport in Istanbul.
Great Cocktail Ideas For The Fourth Of JulyJuly 4th is coming up, and you can't have a great party without some great drinks. That's why we're showing you how to make festive Independence Day cocktails. Mixologist Daniel Rook, who also happens to be competing in a national bartending contest, gave us some great ideas.
Best 4th Of July Parties In ChicagoSee a few fireworks shows, eat your fill of barbecue and even squeeze in a bit of history when you take a look at these Fourth of July parties and events in Chicago and the suburbs for 2016.
Best Fourth Of July Events In ChicagoAdd another to the list of fun activities to take in during the Fourth of July with these Chicago events
Best Fireworks In ChicagoWhat are your plans for the Fourth of July? If you're looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area, then keep this list in mind.
America's Most Patriotic Summer Vacation SpotsThe U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.
Chicago Area Shows Its Patriotic Spirit For 4th Of JulyA sunny morning made the perfect start for the July 4th weekend; and an ideal day for parades, picnics, and barbecues before the night’s fireworks.
17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than YouThese World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:
Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To PrepareWith 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.
Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of JulyIn celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July