Drought Conditions Cancel Fireworks at West Chicago's Railroad Days

The city of West Chicago announces Friday that it is canceling the Saturday fireworks for Railroad Days, due to the drought conditions.

The city of West Chicago has announced the decision to cancel the fireworks scheduled for dusk at Railroad Days on Saturday, July 14, 2012, due to the prevalent drought conditions. 

According to West Chicago Fire Protection District Chief Robert Hodge, the safety was more important than the skyrocket display.

"For the safety of the residents and their property and for the preservation of the beautiful park that we enjoy, the Fire District has recommended cancellation of the fireworks," Hodge said.

According to the National Weather Service, Illinois is experiencing moderate drought conditions.


SOURCES: City of West Chicago and National Weather Service

ann sun July 14, 2012 at 05:18 PM
well it did rain out..... when would the city do the fireworks show then ? we have no more american holidays that call for fireworks coming up...
Patricia July 15, 2012 at 06:14 AM
That sucks I went to the fair for the fireworks. Hopefully they will have the fireworks show soon. Albor Family.
Heather Ferguson July 15, 2012 at 03:17 PM
The town loves the fireworks every year. To have them cancelled upset many residents. And while I can understand the rationale behind the cancellation, it was still ridiculous.


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