Debate over legalizing fireworks in Illinois
A new bill is in the works that would make some fireworks legal in Illinois, and firefighters say it is not a good idea at all.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire Department said Sunday that they had just treated a teenager who is going to lose a hand due to a fireworks injury.
The 19-year-old was injured at 129th and South Eggleston on the South Side, the fire department said.
Aside from losing a hand, the teenager also suffered other critical injuries to his chest and abdomen in the fireworks accident.
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"Please leave fireworks to professional venues," tweeted the Chicago Fire Department.
Fireworks selling out fast ahead of holiday weekend
Kane Maicki, showroom manager at Phantom Fireworks, joins Good Day Chicago to talk about fireworks selling out and safety measures heading into July 4th.