Fireworks are booming business near the state line in Beloit.
Two years after a major drought hampered fireworks sales things are taking off along Interstate 90.
Several stores located right along the busy interstate corridor bank on business from a majority of out-of-state shoppers.
“Because of the restrictions we have here in this city, we can’t sell aerial stuff to Wisconsin residents, so pretty much all of our customers, a good 90 percent, are going to come from Chicago, Rockford, Illinois,” said Jesse Singh, with Phantom Fireworks.
Anything that explodes or leaves the ground is considered illegal in Wisconsin unless you have a permit.