Neighbors in South Shore set off fireworks and use sparklers on July 3, 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Fireworks Injuries Are Up This Summer As More Chicagoans Stage ‘Backyard’ Displays, Burn Doctor Says

Some of the most serious injuries were caused by mortars that weren't watched carefully, exploding in someone's face or chest, a Cook County doctor said.

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Logan Square Target Finally Opening This Month

The store's soft opening is Aug. 12 and grand opening is Aug. 16, according to a company spokeswoman.

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Lakefront Restaurants Get OK To Reopen — But Beaches Still Closed

At least five beachfront restaurants will open this weekend for the first time this summer.

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Lane Tech Votes To Nix ‘Indian’ Mascot

In a community survey with thousands of responses, about half said they wanted Lane Tech to stop using its mascot and other related imagery, saying it reinforces harmful stereotypes of Native Americans.