If you've been hearing loud fireworks every night in your neighborhood, you're not alone. Complaints about fireworks and firework sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks:
Calls for fireworks complaints have skyrocketed this year in Chicago. From Jan. 1 to June 21, there were 7,042 calls to 911. There were just 842 calls during the same period last year.
That’s an increase of more than 736 percent.
Sales at border-state fireworks shops are significantly up as industry retailers are bracing for a record-breaking year, too. At one shop, sales have tripled.
Some people are blaming Groupon for a sale they had on fireworks recently. I've been hearing them in my neighborhood too.