Boy, 14, critically injured by fireworks on Far South Side
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A 14-year-old boy was critically injured by a fireworks explosion Thursday night in the East Chicago neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The boy was lighting the firework about 8 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Avenue G when it exploded in his face, Chicago Police said.
He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center with severe facial trauma, police said. His condition was listed as critical.