The McClandon family (inset) lost the home they have lived for 50 years in a fire likely caused by fireworks over the weekend. Bob Chiarito/Block Club Chicago / Provided

3 Chicago Families Lost Their Homes To Fires This Weekend — And Illegal Fireworks Are Likely To Blame

Fireworks were annoying to many Chicagoans and their pets, but they were more than an annoyance to these Chicago families. "The least they could do is shoot them off in a parking lot or somewhere where no houses are around."

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published
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A 300-Person Party In Wicker Park Got Shut Down Over The Weekend, City Says

The "dangerous and unlicensed commercial party" was shut down and the organizers cited, the city said.

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Home Run Inn, St. Sabina Team Up For ‘Giving Tuesday’ Pizza Giveaway

The event kicks off the pizzeria's month-long pizza donation drive for first responders and families in need.

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

43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge Over Lake Shore Drive To Be Replaced With Accessible Overpass

A new bridge that's accessible to wheelchairs and bikes will replace the existing bridge over Lake Shore Drive and the Metra tracks at 43rd Street.