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Photos: You Should Have Spent July 4th In Pilsen

By Staff in News on Jul 5, 2017 2:36PM

While America fĂȘted the Fourth of July, Pilsen celebrated its own independence from fire code enforcement and other basic safety protocols Tuesday night, creating what by many accounts is the most entertaining unsanctioned fireworks display in town.

Check out these photos of some of the best in amateur fireworks, which lit the neighborhood in a magical glow perfect for music, dancing, grilling and simply enjoying summer in Chicago.