CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is celebrating the Fourth of July in type. One approach town is celebrating is with an enormous fireworks present at Navy Pier. Its explosive grand finale wowed the crowds for the primary time because the COVID-19 pandemic started and lit up Chicago’s lakefront to kick off the vacation weekend.
For Daune and Earl Demus it is all in regards to the lake. The two newlyweds have been married alongside the lake 9 months in the past. They jumped within the lake proper after the ceremony.
Saturday they camped out for a date to look at the fireworks on Lake Michigan.
“We needed some time away just to be with each other, you know? Somewhere secret where work, grandchildren couldn’t find us,” Earl mentioned.
Thousands of individuals had that very same thought.
“I love it! I’m excited to see it myself,” mentioned Michelle Davis.
And holding the 1000’s protected are legislation enforcement officers.
“Officers, CPD, Homeland Security and so many different agencies out here and making sure that everyone is secure,” mentioned Felicia Bolton, director of communications for Navy Pier.
CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza was instructed the present had 50% extra fireworks than the common fireworks exhibits that go off all through the remainder of the summer time. Those are each Wednesday and Saturday evening.
Chicago Polcie say they’re ready to maintain unhealthy scenes like one final yr from occurring this Fourth of July weekend. Last yr giant crowds gathered in The Loop and threw fireworks at officers and police squad automobiles alongside Washington and State streets. More than 60 folks have been arrested. At one poitn police put a curfew in place and mentioned there was no extra room to detain juveniles they arrested.