This year Halloween is on Tuesday, October 31st. Trick or Treating hours for the Cities of
DeKalb, Sycamore and Waterman will be from 4:00PM – 8:00PM. The Trick or Treating hours are 4:00PM – 7:00PM in Genoa, Hinckley, and Sandwich. Kirkland’s recommended hours are 5:00PM – 8:00PM. Residents should remember to turn porch or entryway lights on during these hours to signal their participation.
The DeKalb Police Department recommends the following safety tips to keep children safe during Halloween:
*Young children should Trick or Treat with an adult
*Older children should Trick or Treat in large groups
*Children should walk on the sidewalk NOT in the street
*Children should cross the street at intersections or crosswalks
*Children should wear reflective clothing and carry flashlights or glow sticks
*Children should NOT wear all black clothing, this makes them virtually invisible to drivers
*Children should NOT enter a stranger’s home for ANY reason
*Parents should inspect their child’s candy before consuming
Caution to Drivers:
*Drive slow and be on the look-out for young children
*Enter & Exit drive ways slowly and carefully
*Back out of your drive way with caution
*Do NOT be distracted inside your vehicle with your radio, cell phone or other items
If you have any questions regarding the Halloween Holiday contact the DeKalb Police
Department at 815-748-8400.
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!