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updated: 7/13/2012 4:30 PM

West Chicago fireworks canceled

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This weekend's Railroad Days festival in West Chicago isn't going to have to a fireworks show.

City officials announced Friday that the fireworks scheduled for Saturday night has been canceled because of extreme dry conditions.

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"For the safety of the residents and their property and for the preservation of the beautiful park that we enjoy, the fire district has recommended cancellation of the fireworks," West Chicago Fire Protection District Chief Robert Hodge said in a statement.

The fireworks will be rescheduled for a later date, officials said.

Meanwhile, the festival, which opened on Thursday, continues from noon to midnight Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Reed-Keppler Park, at National and Arbor streets.

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