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Fireworks will launch from six bridges, with a countdown to midnight projected on the Merchandise Mart. 

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Chicago will ring in 2022 with a 1.5-mile-long fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, the largest in the city’s history, officials announced.

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The Fourth of July holiday weekend will kick off Saturday with fireworks along the lakefront starting at 9:30 p.m. The display should be visible from Grand Avenue to at least 55th Street, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday.

While the dangers around illegal fireworks may be more obvious, legal alternatives like sparklers aren’t necessarily safe, says a local health official. (Free-Photos / Pixabay)

Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. But too often, celebrations can end with a trip to the hospital if fireworks are mishandled and proper precautions aren’t taken. 

Navy Pier summer fireworks in 2011. (Michael Mayer / Flickr)

Fireworks will light up the skies all over the Chicago area in celebration of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Here’s where you can watch.