The City of Chicago announced that it is canceling it's big July 4th fireworks display, thereby saving the city in the neighborhood of $1 million.
I attended that fireworks display many times when I lived downtown...although I only went because I lived right there. We could watch it from my building's rooftop. I know this will make me sound like a curmudgeon, but I never even considered going down there for the insanity since we moved out to the suburbs. Too many people. Not that exciting.