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