07/02/2010 01:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

July 4 In Chicago: Stellar Ways To Celebrate America (PHOTOS)

Independence Day roundup and text courtesy of Citysearch.

July 4th, summer's quintessential party, is upon us. Find out where in Chicago to get all-American eats, see the most "ooh"- and "aah"-inspiring fireworks and what high-profile festivals are right in our backyard. Yes, July 4th makes us proud to be Chicagoans (and Americans, of course). From barbecue to baseball, we've got your guide to a fun-filled holiday weekend.

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