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9:28 am
Mon July 7, 2014

More Fireworks In Illinois Next Year?

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 6:09 am

An Illinois lawmaker is already looking to next year's Fourth of July.

State Senator Chapin Rose says he saw a lot of fireworks for sale on recent trips to Kentucky, Wisconsin and Tennessee -- and saw a lot of Illinoisans crossing the state line to buy them. The Mahomet Republican says Illinois’ ban on most consumer fireworks sales is bad for the state’s economy. 

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They Provide Safety Tips For Firework Hazards
1:09 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fire Department Says Safety First For The Holiday Weekend

Credit www.allsparkfireworks.com

Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.

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Carthage will take extra precautions
12:47 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Hot Days in Store for Carthage Celebration

Carthage will take some extra measures to make sure festivities this week don't become “too hot.”

The city is expecting larger than usual crowds for the Independence Day celebration. This year the city is also marking the 175th anniversary of its founding.

Temperatures will peak in the 90s for the rest of the week.

Carol Carr is a member of the celebration committee.  It will provide sites where people can escape the heat.

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