Woman, child in serious condition after firework explosion

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 26-year-old woman and 6-year-old boy are in serious condition after being injured by fireworks Thursday evening, according to fire department officials.

The explosion happened at 53rd and Aberdeen Street at around 9:30 p.m.

The woman and child were both taken to UChicago Medicine, a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said at the scene.

It is illegal to use fireworks under Illinois law, however complaints about fireworks have skyrocketed in Chicago, according to emergency officials.

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