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AAA: 1.5M Chicagoans to travel this July Fourth holiday

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Millions of people will be leaving town Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday.

The Illinois Tollway has some tips to keep you safe. It says area highways will be busiest between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., so avoid that timeframe if possible and the heaviest traffic is expected to come Wednesday.

More than 1.5 million people will be leaving for their trips locally. AAA estimates that nationwide, more than 40 million Americans will travel this weekend.

The average trip is expected to be around 50 miles or more.

For firework displays and other events happening this Fourth of July weekend, click here.

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