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Village of North Aurora
Friday October 31st, 2014 :: 09:00 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Halloween hours and safety tips

Halloween is a favorite time of year for children and many adults and we hope that everyone has a safe and fun time.   Trick-or-treat hours are 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31 and children should trick-or-treat only at homes with a porch light on.  To avoid bothering our neighbors that choose not to participate, please avoid any homes with porch lights off.

While trick-or-treating can be fun and enjoyable for children, it also represents certain hazards and risks. The following Halloween Safety Tips have been developed by the American Crime Prevention Institute:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children when they are trick-or-treating.
  • It is preferable for children to trick-or-treat during daylight hours. Dusk is the time of poorest visibility for drivers.
  • Verify addresses of sex offenders living in your neighborhood by visiting www.isp.state.il.us/sor prior to trick-or-treating.
  • Bring a cell phone while trick-or-treating in case of an emergency.
  • Children should trick-or-treat in a group, preferably with a responsible adult.
  • Advise children they should never enter a stranger’s home.
  • Children trick-or-treating should obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
  • Children should only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
  • Children trick-or-treating should remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. Never cut across yards or use alleys.  Children should be told to walk, don’t run, from house to house.
  • Instruct children not to eat any treats or candy until it has been brought home and inspected.
  • Children should be strongly warned not to approach unfamiliar pets and animals.
  • Children should be told to be polite and say “thank you.”
  • Don’t leave your pet in the yard on Halloween. Pets can be teased, injured, stolen or even killed.
  • Chocolate is poisonous to many pets. Tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous to pets if swallowed.
  • For our drivers, there will be lots of pedestrian traffic in and around our neighborhoods, so please slow down and watch for kids to unexpectedly enter the street, especially from in between parked cars.

We thank you for doing your part to ensure that Halloween a safe and enjoyable event for all.

Address/Location
Village of North Aurora
200 South Lincolnway Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 630-897-8705

Scott Buziecki
Patrol Operations
sbuziecki@vil.north-aurora.il.us
630-897-8705

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