Morton Grove police have issued the following recommendations for Halloween trick-or-treating on Oct. 31.
Parents and Kids:
-Only visit well-lit houses. Never, ever go into a stranger’s house.
-Be careful crossing streets. Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
-Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
-Costumes should be bright, non-restrictive and have reflective material.
-Masks should allow for good vision.
-It is recommended that parents and children carry flashlights.
-Parents should travel with children and inspect all candy before it is eaten.
-Only eat treats that are in their original, unopened wrappers.
-Make sure that your parents know where you are going and who you are going with.
-Vandalism is never cool! Throwing eggs or shaving cream at cars and houses is a crime.
-Halloween poses special risks to pedestrians. Pay attention to your surroundings.
-Please use extra caution while driving on Halloween, especially on residential streets. Keep an eye out for pedestrians.
Everyone wants a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests and their children. Following these safety tips and using some common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween, keeping it as enjoyable for you as it is for your kids!
Dial 911 to report any suspicious activities!