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Lincoln Square Alderman, City Officials Blocking Winnemac Park’s Popular — And Illegal — Fireworks Show

Ald. Andre Vasquez has previously asked neighbors to stop setting off fireworks. This year, officials will fence off the baseball fields, police will patrol the park and Amundsen High School's parking lot will be closed.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Winnemac Park Fireworks Is A Lincoln Square Tradition — But Some Neighbors, Alderman Say It Needs To Stop

One neighbor says the people setting off the illegal fireworks are “amateurs" with little regard for their own safety or that of spectators.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Hyde Park Neighbors Struggle To Find Solution As Noise, Fireworks Persist Along Lakefront

East Hyde Parkers have been divided on how to quiet the noise. Some want to close the park earlier and increase police presence, while others want to keep the park open and find alternatives to policing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Town Lemonade Stand Will Benefit Belmont Cragin Families Whose Homes Burned Due To Fireworks

Lily Dahms, 12, said she hopes to raise at least $150 for the families with her Thursday lemonade stand. "We just thought it would be good to raise money for them."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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, Auburn Gresham

With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Staged Rogue Displays — And Complaints Quadrupled

VIDEO & PHOTOS: There were 18,854 calls between Jan. 1 and July 5, compared to just 4,338 calls during the same period last year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Here’s Where To Find Fireworks In Chicago This Fourth Of July — Your Official (And Unofficial) Guide

Here are the best places, official and, er, otherwise, for watching Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago.