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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fireworks

By Patty Wetli

Navy Pier is for tourists. That was the prevailing sentiment at Winnemac Park (5100 N. Damen Ave.) on Wednesday night, where Chicagoans gathered on the 4th of July to take in a thoroughly unofficial, thoroughly illegal, thoroughly majestic DIY fireworks display — one that was appropriately of the people, by the people and for the Read the Rest…

Winnemac Fireworks Went Off, Neighbor Dispute Does Not – Photo Gallery

By Mike Fourcher

Just as it was before the Fourth, neighborhood opinion seems to be split on whether last night’s fireworks in Winnemac Park were a good thing or a bad thing. “I don’t want to be a killjoy, but you’re scaring the bejeezus out of children and dogs,” said park neighbor Dave Lundy this morning. “What I Read the Rest…

Winnemac Fireworks: It’s The Fourth

By Mike Fourcher

We heard from a few of you about this weekend’s upcoming fireworks in Winnemac Park, 5001 N. Leavitt St., and learned three things: It’s always been on July 4th, regardless of what day of the week it falls on. Everyone agrees the park looks like a complete disaster the next day. Park neighbors are conflicted on Read the Rest…

When Are The Winnemac Park Fireworks?

By Mike Fourcher

More than a couple of people have contacted CSJ about the annual Independence Day fireworks display in Winnemac Park. “Are the questionably legal July 4th Winnemac Park fireworks going to be on Sunday or Monday this year? Readers want to know!” said reader Ryan Blitstein. For those not in the know, every year someone – we Read the Rest…

City Brings Fourth of July Fireworks to North Side

By Laura Pearson

This year, in lieu of the traditional July 3 fireworks at the Taste of Chicago, the City of Chicago will stage three smaller scale displays along the lakefront on Sunday, July 4. The North Side fireworks show will be viewable between Montrose Beach and Foster Avenue Beach (5200 N. Lake Shore Drive). It starts at Read the Rest…

Graffiti, Fireworks Among Issues at Beat 1912 CAPS Meeting

By Cody Prentiss

Good news greeted neighborhood residents gathered last night for Beat 1912′s bimonthly CAPS meeting at Paul Revere Park. According to the Chicago Police Department, compared to this time last year, most crimes in the Beat 1912 area saw a drop, a few stayed the same, and even fewer crimes increased. For those that did increase, Read the Rest…

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