At least two people required emergency room treatment locally after homemade fireworks displays for the Fourth of July. Memorial Medical Center reports two individuals were treated for burns to the hand and were then released.
Meanwhile, nature has taken a violent toll on people gathered for fireworks shows in other parts of the state. Two people died and five were hurt when a huge tree branch fell on a crowd of spectators gathered for a display in Rock Island.
And three people were hurt in two separate lightning strikes at fireworks displays in and near Chicago Wednesday night.