Illegal Fireworks

Vincent Saraceno (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Chicagoan Caught Selling Illegal Fireworks, Including ‘Threat To Society’ Brand: Sheriff

Officials seized roughly 1,900 pounds of illegal fireworks, some of which were sold under the names “Silver Salute” and “Threat to Society,” according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

07/03/2015

4th Of July Fireworks

Fire Department Preparing For Likelihood Of Fires From Illegal July 4th Fireworks Displays

Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.

07/02/2015

Kristina Perez and Lorena Perez. (Credit: Perez family photos)

2 Women Seriously Injured By Fireworks; 7 Others Hurt Citywide

Two sisters in law were seriously hurt Thursday night during an illegal fireworks display at a park on the Southwest Side.

07/05/2013

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Would-Be Pyrotehcnician Injured In Illegal Fireworks Explosion

A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012