Illinois preps for firework injuries despite continued ban

Illinois preps for firework injuries despite continued ban. (FILE)

Despite Illinois' ban on fireworks, injuries from them are becoming an increasing problem in the state.

At least 2,000 people statewide have been injured by fireworks over the last decade, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

There was a record number last year of nearly 350.

Only sparklers and a few other small fireworks are allowed.

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