Know Illinois state laws on fireworks for Independence Day

This weekend hundreds of millions of Americans will be celebrating America's independence which is Saturday, July 4.

The state of Illinois has banned the following types of consumer fireworks unless licensed:

  • Hand held fireworks
  • Bottle rockets
  • Firecrackers of any size or type
  • Sky rockets
  • Roman candles
  • Chasers
  • Buzz bombs
  • Ground items other than those identified as approved consumer fireworks
  • Helicopters
  • Missiles
  • Pin wheels or any other twirling device whether on the ground or mounted above the ground
  • Planes
  • Sky lanterns - the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel