ONCHICAGOANS NEW PLAN
“It would be better. There were a whole bunch of people down there at one time.
“I went last year, and it took me three hours to get home.”
“It seems like the city is trying to cut back spending events.
“I think, given the times, it’s a frugal idea.
“I already stayed home for the Fourth. Usually we can see the fireworks from my neighborhood. It doesn’t affect me as badly as most of those who have families that would go down to see the fireworks.”
Amanda Morse, 22, Bridgeport
“I know there’s been problems with safety before, but I think it’s a city tradition.”
“Last year we were able to sit on Lake Shore [Drive] and watch the fireworks.
“It’s something I hope I could bring my kids to — when I have kids — and a tradition I could keep in the family.”
Horace Lindsey, 23, Englewood Miles Narducy, 27, Bridgeport