The fourth of July holiday is one for barbecues, get togethers and the enjoyment of entertainment in the form of pyrotechnics.
Clinton Fire Chief David Dallas says while it is illegal in Illinois to have fireworks, they recognize that is not going to stop some people from crossing state lines and bringing them back. He says it's best practice to carefully read the warning labels.
Clinton city ordinances fall in line with the state laws.
Chief Dallas also notes the fire department has a busy 4th of July scheduled. They will be taking part in some of the activities on the downtown sqaure and then will be out helping at the fireworks display on Clinton's west side.