interior Fireworks banner image


The law prohibiting the purchase or use of fireworks was passed by the State Legislature in 1941. ISPB advocated for passage of this law because too many tragedies occurred at the hands of amateurs every 4th of July. In 1954, Illinois also banned the shipment of fireworks from out of state. To this day, ISPB advocates to maintain the ban on consumer fireworks when it is questioned in the state legislature.


December 2023 Newsletter From ISPB & PBIL

Give the gift of sight! December is give the gift of sight month here at ISPB/PBIL. Become a sight-saver by donating today!  To make a donation visit Geographic Atrophy (GA) Awareness...

December is Give the Gift of Sight Month

We cannot do all of our wonderful work without your help! Please consider giving a gift to ISPB this holiday season.

My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

Do you have a clinical diagnosis of inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) and live in the United States and/or the US territories? The Foundation Fighting Blindness, in partnership with Blueprint...

New Resources for Reducing Eye Strain from Screens

In response to increased virtual and screen-based activities during the coronavirus pandemic, ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have launched a new awareness campaign,, Take a Screen Time Out. All...