Like everywhere else in the United States, the Illinois fireworks laws are unique to that specific state. Before using any type of fireworks such as sparklers for weddings, 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