4th of July

The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A car show was held as part of the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. A wide range of classic vehicles were on display. The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display.
Girl Scouts Adrianna Smothers, Lillian Belmont and troop leader Emily Taylor spent the day promoting the new Little Free Library and passing out Girl Scout cookies. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Girl Scout Troop 8542 announced the location of a Little Free Library during the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The Little Free Library is located in front of the Tamms Community Building. Community members are encouraged to take a book, return it to any Little Library and to...
American flags were on display last week at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The veterans home is located along North Main Street in Anna. The nation will join in the celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th. Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the region. Many of the celebrations will include fireworks displays.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.  This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
UPDATE: Efforts which were underway during the past week to try to have an Independence Day fireworks display in Anna appeared to have been successful. Uncertainty surrounding the event surfaced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The council met Tuesday evening, June 20, at...
Anna mayor Steve Hartline and the Anna City Council announced that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual 4th of July fireworks display held at the Anna City Park has been canceled. Hartline said in a press release that "the decision was not arrived at lightly." "City officials would like to...
This is a raw video of a firework explosion in Southern Illinois. It was reported no one was harmed. Even if you're cautious, accidents can happen, so please be safe this holiday season. 
The Village of Tamms held their annual 4th of July celebration this year. This is a short video of the firework display.
One of the many local firework shows that were displayed Monday evening for the 4th of July in Union County. Video by Amber Skelton with the Gazette-Democrat in Anna.
CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago: Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them. Always have an adult...

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