Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, and little goblins and ghosts will be going door to door trick-or-treating in communities throughout Kane County. Please review the following trick-or-treat times in your community, and scroll down to read the safety tips below the links, to help make the occasion safe and enjoyable for trick-or-treaters.
This year is kind of special, because two Kane County cities — Aurora and Elgin — made the top 10 big cities in the entire country for best places to trick-or-treat.
Once again, the posted Halloween trick-or-treat hours have changed for several Kane County communities in 2016, so it’s a good idea to click on the links below for more information.
- Editor’s Note: To any and all communities: If you see anything in this article that is incorrect or needs updating, please email Rick Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick or Treat Hours in Kane County, IL
(LAST UPDATED 9:30AM THURSDAY, OCT. 20)
Algonquin: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Aurora: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Barrington Hills: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bartlett: 3 to 7 p.m.
Batavia: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.*
Big Rock: Could Not Find
Burlington: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Campton Hills: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Carpentersville: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
East Dundee: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Elburn: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (UPDATED SINCE ORIGINAL POST.)
Elgin: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Geneva: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gilberts: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hampshire: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.*
Hoffman Estates: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Huntley: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kaneville: 3 to 7 p.m. *
Lily Lake: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.*
Maple Park: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Montgomery: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
North Aurora: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pingree Grove: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (UPDATED SINCE ORIGINAL POST.)
Sleepy Hollow: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
South Elgin: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Charles: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sugar Grove: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Virgil: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. *
West Dundee: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
City of St. Charles Halloween Safety Tips
- Official trick-or-treating hours are from 3 to 7 p.m.
- Young children should be accompanied by their parents or another responsible adult.
- If there is a chance children will be out after dark, at least one member of each group should carry a flashlight.
- Remind children to watch for traffic.
- Walk only on sidewalks and cross the streets at intersections.
- Fit costumes properly to avoid tripping hazards and ensure the child has clear vision.
- Choose light colored costumes or add reflective tape or reflectors so they are visible.
- Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
“Drivers should be especially observant and watch for children out walking,” says Cmdr. Erik Mahan. “All residents are encouraged to turn on outside lights for the safety of the trick-or-treaters. Thanks for helping us make this a safe and fun-filled Halloween.”
For more tips and guidelines on Halloween safety, please visit www.halloween-safety.com.
City of Geneva Halloween Safety Tips
Geneva children and parents are encouraged to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between the City’s recommended Halloween hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Families have two additional candy collection opportunities in the community. Geneva Commons will host trick-or-treating from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 and downtown merchants will be offering free Halloween treats to children from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Look for trick-or-treat signs in store windows at both events for participating businesses.
The Geneva Police Department wants all little superheroes, princesses and scary monsters to have a fun and safe Halloween experience this year. Parents should take an active role in this process by making sure their families follow these safety tips:
- Wear light-colored clothing or some type of reflective material for better visibility.
- Ensure costumes fit and are worn in a manner that prevents tripping.
- If children wear masks, make sure they can see clearly and their visibility is not compromised.
- Small children should always be accompanied by an adult.
- Trick-or-treat in groups.
- Go out in the daylight when possible and carry a flashlight for use if out after dark.
- Only give and accept wrapped candy.
- Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
- Carrying hard props such as swords and daggers should be substituted with soft foam rubber materials.
- Stay within familiar neighborhoods.
- Watch for traffic.
Carpentersville Halloween Safety Tips
The Carpentersville Police Department recognizes that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly. Trick-or-treaters should always travel in groups and have adult supervision to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween. It is especially important for parents to adhere to a few safety rules for their children when they are trick-or-treating.
- Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night.
- Make sure kids wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
- Try face paint instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and they canobstruct a child’s vision.
- If it’s dark, make sure someone has a flashlight.
- Limit “trick-or-treating” to the housing area where they live or are familiar with.
- Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexiblematerials to avoid accidental injury or worse, have them mistaken for the real thing!
- Do not go inside anyone’s home. Remain on the porch at all times.
- Keep a safe distance from moving cars.
- Cross only at street corners, never between parked cars, and look in all directions beforecrossing the street.
Halloween treats should only be consumed if they are packaged appropriately. Parents can help protect their children by making sure that treats are wrapped in their original, unbroken packages. If there is evidence that any Halloween treats have been tampered with, please dial 9-1-1 and report it immediately.
The Carpentersville Police Department also reminds motorists to drive with an abundance of caution and travel at a reduced speed in residential areas during trick-or-treating hours. Many children and adults will be walking through residential areas, and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or on the roadway. Also, be aware of children inadvertently darting across the street in the path of vehicles.