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(A) Definitions: For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
CONSUMER FIREWORKS DISPLAY: The detonation, ignition, or deflagration of consumer fireworks to produce a visual or audible effect.
FIREWORKS: Means and includes any explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect of a temporary exhibitional nature by explosion, combustion, deflagration or detonation, and shall include, but is not limited to, blank cartridges, toy cannons in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, roman candles, bombs or other explosives of like construction and any device containing any explosive compound for exhibitional purposes; or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance, or containing combustible substances producing visual effects. The term "fireworks" shall not include snake or glowworm pellets; smoke devices; sparklers; trick noisemakers known as "party poppers", "booby traps", "snappers", "trick matches", "cigarette loads", and "auto burglar alarms"; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing twenty five hundredths (0.25) grain or less of explosive compound are used, provided they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion; and toy pistol paper or plastic caps which contain less than twenty five hundredths (0.25) grain of explosive mixture; the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY: The detonation, ignition, or deflagration of display fireworks or flame effects to produce visual or audible effects of an exhibitional nature before the public, invitees, or licensees, regardless of whether admission is charged, and as may be further defined in the pyrotechnic distributor and operator licensing act, 225 Illinois Compiled Statutes 227/1 et seq.
(B) Fireworks Prohibited: No person, firm, partnership, copartnership, or corporation may knowingly possess, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use, ignite, explode, or otherwise discharge any fireworks within village limits; provided, however, upon application and village approval, the village may grant permits for pyrotechnic and consumer fireworks displays. Permits for pyrotechnic and consumer fireworks displays may be granted in the discretion of the fire chief, but a permit shall not be issued unless the requirements of section 2.1 or 2.2 of the fireworks use act, 425 Illinois Compiled Statutes 35/0.01 et seq., as applicable, have been met.
(C) Penalty: In addition to any other penalty imposed by this code or by statute, any person, firm, partnership, copartnership, or corporation violating this provision shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Each violation constitutes a separate offense and may be cited accordingly. (Ord. 2703, 3-16-2009)