7/3/10: Fireworks Reminder
Friendly reminder re: fireworks: Two laws control the use, sale, distribution, and possession of fireworks in Illinois: the Fireworks Use Act and the Fireworks Regulation Act. Fireworks in Illinois are defined as any explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substance including blank cartridges, toy cannons, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs or other fireworks of like construction. Possession of an illegal firework is a petty offense if you have less than one pound of fireworks, a class B misdemeanor if you have between 1 and 3 pounds, and a class A misdemeanor if you have more than 3 pounds. Dimmitt’s Grove Neighborhood Association asks that people be mindful of how much fireworks can really upset our pets and young children, and refrain from setting them off over this Independence Day holiday.