Great Chicago Fire Struggles to Stay Lit


After much fanfare, Saturday night's Great Chicago Fire Festival looked to set downtown ablaze as 30,000 people lined the Chicago River to watch the inaugural event. Except, the great spectacle everyone was waiting for never really happened. Electrical problems and soggy weather dampened the night's festivities and left many Chicagoans disappointed. Today, top aldermen are calling it a fiasco and demanding that taxpayers get their money back. What went wrong and why such a harsh reaction? Paris Schutz has the latest.

View photos from Chicagoans at the Great Chicago Fire Event.

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-Courtesy of Dennis Rodkin

-Courtesy of Marcos Romo-Nunez

-Courtesy of Katie Howell

View a slideshow of the event.

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--Photos courtesy of Nick Ulivieri.

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