Halloween trick-or-treat hours run from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Oak Park and River Forest, according to press releases from both villages.

The village of Oak Park also notes that parents are encouraged to accompany young children and inspect all candy and treats before consumption.

Here are a few more tips for Halloween safety from the village:

Use make-up instead of masks

Choose flame-retardant costumes 

Wear light-colored clothing at night or add reflective tape to dark colored costumes

Give and accept only wrapped and packaged candy

Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay

Stay within your neighborhood and visit only homes you know

Ken Trainor

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