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updated: 7/2/2013 3:37 PM

Northwest Fourth-fest readies for second year

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  • Paul Smiley of Chicago pulls on a cable as he and other workers set up the Touchdown ride in the Sears Centre parking lot.

       Paul Smiley of Chicago pulls on a cable as he and other workers set up the Touchdown ride in the Sears Centre parking lot.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Workers with Midwest Midway set up gate railing around a carnival ride.

       Workers with Midwest Midway set up gate railing around a carnival ride.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

One of six Northwest suburban festivals to open on Wednesday, July 3, Northwest Fourth-Fest is held in the parking lot of the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. On Tuesday, workers were busy setting up the carnival rides, for Wednesday first day, 6-10 p.m.

In its second year, Northwest Fourth-Fest is the newest Fourth of July festival in the suburbs, sponsored by Hoffman Estates, Elgin, Hanover Park and Hanover Township. It will run from July 3-7, and admission is free.

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