The state Fire Marshall is urging Illinoisans to leave fireworks displays to the professionals. Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis 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, especially when it’s been so dry.

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The only fireworks legal in Illinois are snakes, poppers and similar novelties. Sparklers are also legal, but Matkaitis says they are looking to have them banned since they get so incredibly hot.

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