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Joliet designates Halloween trick or treating hours

10/18/2017, 1:31 p.m.
City mandates Halloween merriment and candy gathering operations to be conducted strictly between the hours from 4 to 7 p.m. ...

The designated “Trick or Treating” hours in the City of Joliet for Tuesday, October 31, 2017, will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

As you plan for a safe and happy Halloween, please keep in mind these safety tips:

• Houses wanting to be visited by “Trick or Treaters” should leave porch lights on.

• Parents should accompany all young children while “Trick or Treating”.

• “Trick or Treaters” should only visit houses and apartments of people they know.

• Children should take their treats home for parents to inspect before eating.

• Children should be reminded to walk, not run, between houses and use sidewalks when available.

• Remind children to practice caution when crossing the street and cross only at intersections when traffic is clear.

• Motorists should be careful and alert during and around these hours.

• Parents need to purchase, or make costumes, that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.

To avoid a truly scary Halloween – think a house fire – avoid illuminating your carved pumpkins with real flames. Halloween poses a special risk because people tend to place jack-o-lanterns by their front door or in windows, where they can easily come in contact with flammable materials or get knocked over. For a similar look minus the danger, use battery-operated lights, like LED votives.

Following these safety tips will ensure that we all have a safe and happy Halloween.