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Brookfield area trick or treat hours and safety tips

Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Below is a list of suggested trick-or-treating times, separated by village, and safety tips.

Brookfield

• 3 to 7 p.m.

Lyons

• 3 p.m. to dusk

Riverside

• 3 to 7 p.m.

North Riverside

• 3 to 7 p.m.

Safety tips

• Wear costumes that are fireproof and have eye holes large enough for peripheral vision. 

• Apply reflective tape to costumes and candy bags that will glow in the beam of vehicles’ headlights. 

• Trick or treat in groups. Children should always be accompanied by an adult.

• Remain on sidewalks. Walk from house to house. 

• Cross streets only at crosswalks. 

• Visit only residences with lights on. 

• Accept treats only in a doorway; never enter a house. 

• Inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. 

• Keep candlelit jack-o-lanterns away from doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.

• Indoor jack-o-lanterns should be kept away form curtains and furnishings that could catch fire. 

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