Fireworks shows abound across the Southland
By Monica Albers firstname.lastname@example.org July 1, 2014 7:38PM
Updated: August 3, 2014 6:38AM
We light them at baseball games, New Year’s events and the extravagant graduation ceremony. But as we enter every July, these bright lights mean something a little different.
It may often feel as thought a 238-year history goes unnoticed by many Americans, but every Independence Day marks moments of celebration, remembrance and excitement that are impossible to ignore. What began with a few important signatures has now generated into parades, picnics, hot dogs and burgers on the grill, and, of course, summer skies full of the unmistakable sights and sounds of fireworks.
Here’s where you can expect to find some “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” this Fourth of July:
Beecher, 10 p.m., Friday, Firemen’s Park, 675 Penfield St.
Blue Island, 7 p.m., Thursday, Eisenhower High School, 12700 Sacramento Ave.
Chicago Heights, 9 p.m., Thursday, Bloom High School’s North soccer field, 101 West 10th St.
Country Club Hills, dusk, Friday, Country Club Hills Theater, 183rd Street and Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, dusk, Thursday, Duffy Park, 9101 S. Ridgeway
Frankfort, dusk, Friday, Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska St.
Lemont, dusk, Thursday, Centennial Park, 16028 127th St.
Lockport, dusk, Thursday, Dellwood Park (18th & Lawrence)
Mokena, dusk, Friday, Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road
New Lenox, 9:30 p.m., Friday, Village Hall, New Lenox Commons, 1 Veterans Pkwy
Oak Lawn, dusk, Friday, Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave.
Oak Forest, dusk, Friday, 159th and Central.
Orland Park, dusk, Friday, Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave.
Palos Heights, 9 p.m., Thursday, Memorial Park, Route 83 and 76th
Palos Hills, dusk, July 13, Morraine Valley Triangle, 107th and 88th
Park Forest, 9:15 p.m., Friday, Village Green, Main Street and Cunningham Drive
Tinley Park, 9:15 p.m., Friday, McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Ave.