And whaddaya know?
Not one report of any crime or killings for once. Lets say this idea kept everyone in 'their little part of town' is about what it amounted to. And it worked better for everyone except the price I'm sure but hey, what the hell, why not 'blow it all' since Illinois is just about as bankrupt as a state can be, next to California, and I'll give you ONLY one guess what the common denominator besides bankruptcy is.
Gimme an "I"....gimme a couple 'L''s... you get the picture.
This was a pic from the North side show...
Despite parking headaches and huge downtown crowds that had police turning would-be spectators away from Navy Pier by 7 p.m., many attending the revamped Chicago fireworks gave the new shows the thumbs up.
Holly Kidder, 21, of Hyde Park, awkwardly carried a small charcoal grill onto a CTA bus and then about two blocks to the 63rd Street Beach to enjoy the holiday with friends.
"I kind of like the fact that (the fireworks) are in different places," Kidder said. "It makes it nice for us so we don't have to go down to Grant Park."
Unlike past years, there were no fireworks in Grant Park. That spectacle has been replaced by the three smaller ones along the lake -- near Montrose Beach, around 63rd Street Beach and at Navy Pier.
Crowds give thumbs up to split fireworks shows - Chicago Breaking News