Fireworks go off on the Fourth of July over the Logan Square neighborhood in July 2018. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Fireworks Sales Skyrocket As Chicagoans Complain Of Loud, Noisy Nights: ‘People Are Just Bored’

From Jan. 1 to June 21, there were 7,042 calls complaining about fireworks to 911. There were just 842 calls during the same period last year. That's a 736 percent increase.

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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Man, 33, Shot On Lake Park Avenue In Hyde Park

The man was shot in the shoulder and hand near The Promontory.

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The Alley’s Lakeview Storefront Is Closing This Weekend As The Iconic Counterculture Store Pivots To Online

Owner Mark Thomas said the Alley has "actually done well" since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but it needs to pivot to the online store because "the future is the internet."

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30 More People Killed By Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,257 Cases Reported

Among the victims were seven people in Cook County. At least 8,538 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.