What To Know As More Chicago Suburbs Set Trick-OrTreat Hours, Guidelines

By Kelly Fisher

October 1, 2020

Headed into October, more of Chicago’s suburbs are announcing guidelines for safe trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

State public health officials are advising families who opt to trick-or-treat this year to remain socially distant, go out in small groups, wear a mask and wash hands frequently; however, officials note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deems traditional trick-or-treating a higher risk activity.

Beginning Thursday (October 1), Chicago will ease restrictions on some indoor activities, including capacity at restaurants and bars, and other establishments.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to explain more Halloween guidelines, NBC5Chicago reported Thursday.

ABC7 broke down trick-or-treating hours — and updates — for many of Chicago nearby suburbs:

  • Algonquin: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Aurora: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with COVID-19 guidelines, including asking residents to mark the ground leading to their doors to ensure social distancing
  • Arlington Heights: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Bartlett: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Crystal Lake: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Deerfield: It will not post trick-or-treat hours, encouraging residents to celebrate safely and discouraging trick-or-treating
  • Dyer, Indiana: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Elk Grove Village: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Elgin: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween, and residents who don’t want visitors are asked to keep exterior lights off during trick-or-treat hours
  • Evanston: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Gary, Indiana: No trick-or-treating, but businesses may hold “trunk-or-treat” events on site
  • Glencoe: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Glenview: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Gurnee: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Highland Park: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Hawthorn Woods: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween
  • Homewood: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Joliet: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween
  • Lake Zurich: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween
  • Lake Villa: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Libertyville: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween
  • Lindenhurst: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Morton Grove: 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Mount Prospect: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28
  • Mundelein: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween
  • Niles: Does not recommend trick-or-treating because of COVID-19
  • Orland Park: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween, and residents participating in trick-or-treating should leave porch lights on
  • Orland Hills: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Plainfield: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween
  • Skokie: No trick-or-treat hours because of COVID-19
  • Wauconda: Hours have not been selected because of COVID-19
  • Wheaton: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Halloween
  • Wilmette: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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