The Director of Emergency Services at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton is urging you to leave fireworks displays to the professionals. Nikki Brunaugh says few types of fireworks are actually legal without proper permitting in Illinois, and that amateurs shouldn’t be trying to put on their own show.
For the most part, she says sparklers are the only legal choice for Illinoisans.
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She suggests instead of shooting off your own fireworks, enjoy a locally sponsored professional show that are scheduled in many communities around the Riverbend.