iHaunt, I love the town I live in, and I love the house Ilive in, so please don't get me wrong, but unfortunately we have some very ARROGANT non traditionalists in our local government who have bought into, hook, line and sinker, all the fear mongering put out by the media, so they impose their agenda on the rest of us. It's also illegal to burn leave, or to detonate even the Illinois Legal fireworks within the town limits, and the local yocals are out in force to be sure that not one smoke ball is lit off, and not one leaf is burnt, and it's highly probably that if I light off my traditional New Years Eve fire crackers tonight, I'll be hearing about it from the police department.
I live in a beutiful, histoic town, founded in the late 1700s, but unfortunately they also decided to join the 'stupid law' brigade. I don't know if it's personal liberties they don't like, or are just looking to throw their weidht around, or maybe since we don't have all the crack gangs, murder and mayhem that exists in other towns, there isn't enough to keep our cops busy, so they impose these assinine limits to our personal freedoms in order to keep them busy. I really don't know. It beats the hell out of me. Luckily I do have a few places where I can go to light off fireworks on the 4h, but I'm afraid my New Years Eve tradition is gone for good. IT also looks like Trick or Treat may also be further curtailed, or even totaly banned, too. Sick? I quite agree, but until people stop living in fear, I guess there's nothing that can really be done about it.