Trick-or-Treat hours, tips
October 22, 2010 10:26PM
Updated: April 19, 2011 5:00AM
The following are trick-or-treat hours for Aurora, Oswego, Sandwich and Yorkville:
Aurora: From 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Oswego: From 3:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Contact the village of Oswego at 630-554-3618 or visit www.oswegoil.org for more information.
Sandwich: From 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The Sandwich City Council passed a resolution to limit the hours of trick-or-treating activity to promote and encourage safety among the children and within the community that day. There is to be no burning of leaves or other brush on Halloween to allow children who have asthma or other upper-respiratory conditions to take part in trick-or-treating and to not hinder visibility on the streets, according to a news release issued by the city.
Yorkville: From 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The following are trick-or-treat safety tips issued by the National Safety Council:
Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult or older responsible youth.
Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Tell your children to follow a familiar route.
Know the names of older children’s companions.
Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home.
Set a return time.
Make sure your children are aware that they should not eat any treats until they return home.
Review all pedestrian and traffic safety rules.
The following are trick-or-treat safety tips issued by the city of Aurora:
When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories, look for labels clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
Carry a flashlight and wear costumes that are bright or reflective while trick-or-treating to help see and others see you. Putting reflective tape on costumes is another option.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
Stay on the sidewalks and look both ways before crossing the street; use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Check to make sure swords, knives or other props are made of soft or flexible material.
Collect candy from homes only with a front porch light on; enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult, otherwise stay outside.
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.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats; avoid homemade treats unless you know the cook well.