Police Cracking Down on Illegal Fireworks for Fourth of July - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Police Cracking Down on Fireworks, Celebratory Gun Shots for Holiday

Posted:

CHAMPAIGN - Officials say they will have no tolerance for celebratory gunshots this Fourth of July season.

With all of the recent shootings considered, Champaign police are upping patrol throughout the area for the holiday. Action will be taking against anyone using a gun illegally. 

Police will additionally be on the lookout for use of illegal fireworks.

Come July 1, those found using illegal fireworks will be fined $185.

Champaign Fire Marshall John Koller says aerial fireworks are illegal throughout the state of Illinois. Ground displays and sparklers, however, are permitted for purchase and use.

Koller says those interested in seeing more extravagant displays should attend county events, where aerial fireworks are set off by those with a license and permit.

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms