Fourth of July news
The hour-long patriotic program — part of the 60th annual Let Freedom Ring celebration — started at noon, when the heat index was around 93 degrees, which kept most people in the shade of nearby trees. A reenactment of former U.S. Rep. Robert R. Hitt was part of the program.
Residents flocked from throughout the region Tuesday to celebrate July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb, enjoy some family time and see fireworks.
Island Lake residents gathered at the village hall after the Independence Day parade Tuesday to enjoy free food and pony rides.
People lined up on Cass Street Bridge in Joliet to view the fireworks show over the river.
One year after a shooter terrorized July Fourth paradegoers in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, community members gathered Tuesday to honor the seven people who were killed, commemorate the day and reclaim the space to move forward.
Organizers behind a new brick memorial tucked near the Veterans Memorial at the ELKS Lodge in DeKalb honoring local World War I veterans say they will be ready to usher in the Fourth of July holiday by giving salute to those that served.
Parade and fireworks planned for 2023 Fourth of July events near you
Mt. Morris' annual Let Freedom Ring Independence Day celebration took place June 28 to July 4, 2023.
Communities throughout Northern Illinois celebrated Independence Day throughout the weekend July 1-2, 2023.
Here’s a roundup of fireworks shows, parades and other festivities where you can celebrate the holiday in DuPage County.
People enjoy the fireworks show Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Crystal Lake’s Main Beach during Crystal Lake Annual Independence Day Celebration.
Sandwich Park District’s Freedom Days Parade marched through downtown Sandwich on Saturday.
As the Fourth of July approaches, numerous festivities and events are being planned to commemorate the holiday.Here is what’s going on in McHenry County for Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4.
More than 300 people gathered for an early Fourth of July celebration at the Crystal Lake Main Beach on Sunday, despite the rainy and gloomy weather earlier in the day.
People enjoy the Crystal Lake’s annual Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 2, 2023 in Crystal Lake. This year’s parade feature close to 100 units.