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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Manny’s Deli Begs Customers To Support Them With Downtown Workers Gone: ‘We Are Struggling. This Isn’t A Joke’

The South Loop cafeteria, a mainstay for politicians like the Daleys and Obama, used to serve 1,000 people a day. Now it's serving just 200.

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Eden In Near West Side Closing Because Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Co-owner Jodi Fyfe and chef/owner Devon Quinn will close the restaurant this weekend after more three years in business.

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As Illinois Reports 25 More Coronavirus Deaths, Chicago’s Top Doctor Warns City ‘Not Immune’ To Surge

Dr. Allison Arwady said she's concerned Chicago is starting to see its coronavirus numbers rise.