Illinois Fireworks Laws

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Illinois Fireworks LawsLike everywhere else in the United States, the Illinois fireworks laws are unique to that specific state. Before using any type of fireworks such as wedding sparklers, it is very important to know all of the Illinois fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.

Whether you live in Chicago, Rockford, Aurora, or any other city in Illinois, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it has the tallest building in the U.S., the Sears Tower in Chicago. Below we have list the current Illinois fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.


State of Illinois Fireworks Laws:

Permitted: Sparklers, snake/glow worm pellets, smoke devices, trick noisemakers, and plastic or paper caps.

Prohibited: Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, and bombs.

Selling Period: N/A

Age of Purchase: 18 years of age.


More Facts About Illinois:

Nickname: Land of Lincoln / Prairie State

Motto: State sovereignty, national union.

Statehood: December 3, 1818 (21st)

Origin of State’s Name: French version of an Algonquin Indian for “warriors”

Largest Cities: Chicago, Rockford, Aurora, Springfield, Peoria

Border States: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin

Land Area: 55,593 sq. mi.; 24th largest

State Bird: Cardinal

State Flower: Native Violet (viola)

State Tree: White Oak (quercus alba)

State Song: Illinois

*Please note that while we always attempt to keep this section up-to-date with the latest Illinois fireworks laws, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. This information is for reference purposes only, and you should check with the Illinois state government before using wedding sparklers at your event. Wedding Day Sparklers is not responsible for errors in the information on this site, and will not be held responsible for any violations of the law.

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