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Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours Set

Here are the 2012 trick-or-treat times in Lemont – and tips for keeping your kids safe.

Halloween falls on Wednesday this year, and the Village of Lemont has set the hours of 3 to 6:30 p.m. for trick-or-treating on October 31.

Be sure to remember to turn on your porch light if you want to welcome trick or treaters to your home.

Have fun and be safe

The Lemont Police Department offers the following tips for having a fun – and safe – Halloween:

  • Trick or Treaters should be accompanied by a trusted adult.
  • Older children going alone should have a set time to return within the trick or treating hours. Have them wear a watch and carry a cell phone.
  • Costumes using make-up and face paint are safer than an ill-fitting mask.
  • Children should wear comfortable, light colored clothing that is flame retardant and short enough to avoid tripping.
  • Reflective tape on costumes, glow necklaces, flashing buttons and flashlights will all help make them stand out in the dark.
  • Costume props should be flexible and not sharp.
  • Remind children of pedestrian and stranger safety rules and to only cross streets at intersections and crosswalks.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Stop, look left-right-left again and listen for cars.
  • Walk, don't run across streets.
  • Walk on sidewalks or on the left side of the street facing traffic.
  • Never allow a child to eat a treat that has not been checked by a responsible adult. Discard fruit, unwrapped items, homemade goodies or any treat with a loose or torn wrapper.

For a list and map of addresses where people who are on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry live, click here.

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