Chicago celebrates the Fourth of July in explosive style
July 4, 1998
Web posted at: 12:37 a.m. EDT (0437 GMT)
CHICAGO (CNN) -- Hundreds of thousands of people converged on Chicago's lakefront Friday for the city's famous annual Independence Day fireworks extravaganza. Despite heavy rain showers and massive crowds, the fireworks and the Taste of Chicago food festival combined to make the party one to remember.