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Fireworks: Not Much is Legal
Fireworks: Not Much is Legal

Even though there seems to be a patchwork of laws regarding fireworks, Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says that is not really the case.  He says not much is legal anymore.

“The so-called ‘classic’ fireworks like bottle rockets and roman candles are no longer legal….we are pretty much left with sparklers and smoke-bombs” he says.

Campbell says his department will be making spot checks on stands and will confiscate illegal fireworks.  He adds operators also could face hefty fines.  Campbell says there are plenty of professional displays in the area and is urging residents to be safe