Fireworks Sales and Complaints Have Skyrocketed

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.

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