Halloween is Thursday and area law enforcement officials are urging parents to take the proper precautions to keep their trick-or-treaters safe.
Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says that parents should always go with their children when making the rounds in their neighborhoods, and if they don’t go with their children, they should review the planned route.
Campbell also says that trick-or-treaters should only visit homes with the porch light on and never enter a home or a car for a treat. Other tips include having reflective tape on costumes, carrying cell phones and flashlights, and obeying pedestrian walkways and don’t assume the right of way.
Springfield Interim Police Chief Kenny Winslow says trick-or-treaters are encouraged to collect candy between 4:30 and 8pm Thursday evening.