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Thursday, July 20

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Despite lots of enthusiasm and big crowds, the Great Chicago Fire Festival was underwhelming thanks to the rain affecting the electric ignition on the big houses and preventing a burn. But that wasn't the only issue. John Tolva has some suggestions should the City try again.

 
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