Bellwood’s ‘Click It or Ticket’ Halloween Campaign Runs Oct. 27 – Nov. 1

Friday, October 27, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Last week, some towns had already released the details of how they’re preparing to keep their residents safe during Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Most towns have designated 3 p.m. to 7 p.m as official trick or treat hours.

During a regular board meeting on Oct. 17, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon announced that his youth delegation had created an official safe route for trick-or-treating that families can use.

The route is from 5th and Madison to 5th and St. Charles in Maywood. He said that a list of the roughly 10 businesses that have agreed to participate as trick-or-treat destinations will be released soon, along with a map. The trick-or-treating will end at 200 S. 5th Ave. A schedule has yet to be released.

In Bellwood last week, police announced that they would take place in a Halloween “Click it or Ticket” safety belt enforcement campaign, which will kick off Oct. 27 and run through Nov. 1.

The Bellwood police are participating with the Illinois State Police and over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state in this initiative.

As of last week, the department was the only one among Broadview, Maywood and Melrose Park to put out a press release announcing their participation.

Most of the extra enforcement will take place between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m., which is the deadliest period of time on Illinois roads, according to the Illinois State Police.

Click here for Halloween safety tips from the Melrose Park police department. VFP

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