In addition, sparklers are also prohibited in Vernon Hills. (Did you know that the tip of a sparkler burns at 1,800 degrees? For comparison: a match burns at 325 degrees.)
Remember, the laws in Illinois do not change over the July 4 holiday or for any other holiday. In other words, fireworks are no more legal on these dates than they are at other times of the year.
The Vernon Hills Police Department stresses that all complaints of fireworks are thoroughly investigated. If someone is found to be in violation, the items in question will be confiscated and the person(s) involved will be arrested and/or charged when appropriate. This applies to both adults and minors alike.
Agencies across the area will be enforcing Illinois laws regarding fireworks, open burning, and hazardous conditions. Because of the dry conditions and the risk of rapid fire growth please “Celebrate SAFELY” this week by refraining from the use of illegal personal fireworks and sparklers.
Contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (847) 247-4889 or via e-mail if you have any questions regarding the fireworks laws. For more information on fire safey, contact the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.