Fireworks: What's Legal, What's Not in Illinois

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, but if you live in Illinois, you may want to think twice about your celebrations.

Not all fireworks are legal in the state of Illinois.

According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, Illinois is one of three states where individuals can strictly use wire, wood stick sparklers and novelty items.

The following fireworks are specifically permitted in Illinois:

-Novelty items (i.e. snakes, glow worms)
-Smoke devices
-Trick noisemakers/party poppers
-Booby traps
-Snappers
-Sparklers

The following fireworks are illegal and specifically prohibited:

-Handheld fireworks
-Bottle rockets
-Firecrackers
-Torpedoes
-Skyrockets
-Roman candles
-Chasers
-Buzz bombs
-Helicopters
-Missiles
-Pin wheels
-Planes

In Rockford, those who are caught setting off fireworks illegally in city limits could face citations and fines up to $750.

For more on Illinois fireworks laws, click here​.

To check out fireworks laws in other states, click here​.