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
DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard PartyCraft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.
Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party GuideThis CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.
July 4th Fireworks, Concert Returning To ElginAfter going the past five years without a Fourth of July fireworks show for budget reasons, Elgin is bringing back the Independence Day tradition this summer, with help from the Grand Victoria Casino.
Pols Get Early Jump On 2014 Campaign At July 4th CelebrationsThere was more to this 4th of July than celebrating the country's independence. For candidates looking ahead to the governor’s race next year, it also was a chance to get out and meet voters.
Chicago Area Celebrates Nation's Independence With Parades, PicnicsDunton Avenue in Arlington Heights was awash in red, white, and blue; as families lined the street to cheer veterans, bands, and – sometimes – politicians marching in the village’s parade.
Best Places To See Fireworks In ChicagoWhether you're looking for fireworks in the heart of Chicago or in one of the neighboring suburbs, there are a number of Independence Day celebrations to choose from.
Best 4th Of July Parties In ChicagoCelebrate Independence Day with a mix of family-friendly and late-night fun. Whether you're headed out to Lake Michigan or the 'burbs, you're sure to get your party on for the Fourth of July.
2013 Chicago Area July 4th Fireworks ShowsAre you looking for a place to watch fireworks in the Chicago area?
Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4thHave some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!
Great Lakes Naval Station Cancels July 4th CelebrationOngoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in far north suburban Lake County to cancel this year's Independence Day celebration.
Roselle Seeks Residents' Help To Pay For Next Year's FireworksOne northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year's July 4th fireworks display.
Sources: 28 Arrested In Series Of Overnight Mob AttacksSources say at least 28 people were arrested overnight for a series of violent attacks across the city, including 11 arrested for beating a man leaving the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier.
5 Dead, 21 Wounded On 4th Of July, Morning AfterwardGunfire has taken another deadly toll on the city, leaving at least three people dead and 13 more wounded in shootings on the 4th of July alone.