Here’s Where To Catch This Weekend’s Local Fireworks

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After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fireworks shows are returning to central Illinois. Here’s where you can see all the area’s displays: July 3: Monticello Freedom Fest: Fireworks at Lodge Park at dusk. Fisher Fireworks: Fireworks at Fisher Fairgrounds at dusk. Seymour Fireworks: Near the Seymour Fire Department at dusk. Hoopeston […]

In Fireworks-Way Illinois, ‘Fountain’ Sparklers Are Debated

SPRINGFIELD — Fireworks enthusiasts want Illinois lawmakers to loosen some of the nation’s strictest laws by legalizing backyard ground-based sparklers called “fountains.” The bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bob Rita of Blue Island is awaiting a House floor vote. Illinois prohibits most consumer fireworks such as firecrackers but allows novelties such as hand-held sparklers. Rita […]

Danville Council OKs Proposals For Cannabis Cultivation & 4th Of July Fireworks

DANVILLE – The Danville City Council approved a zoning permit for a cannabis cultivation center, and funding for Fourth of July fireworks at its meeting on Tuesday night. (See the agenda and meeting materials at this link.) Council members voted 10-1 to grant a special use permit allowing Bourbonnais-based Alexander Real Properties to build the […]

Champaign County July 4th Fireworks Celebration Canceled

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URBANA – Champaign-Urbana’s annual Fourth of July festival will not be held this year. The organizers of the Champaign County Freedom Celebration posted the announcement on their website Tuesday. The Freedom Celebration events, including a parade and fireworks, take place on the University of Illinois campus. But the U of I has announced the cancellation […]