Good news for suburban trick-or-treaters this year: you’re still getting candy and you won’t have to brave the snow.
Several suburbs have decided to postpone trick-or-treating hours due to record-breaking snowfall predicted for Thurs. If you were worried about your little ones freezing this year, don’t worry. You can assure them they’ll still get to trick-or-treat this year.
Snowfall is predicted to leave 5 inches in the far northwest suburbs and 1-2 inches in the city. The last largest snowfall in for Halloween in Chicago was a tenth of an inch in 2014. Temperatures are also predicted to get as low as 22°F. With slippery conditions and low visibility, it’s far from ideal trick-or-treating weather.
After Vernon Hills announced it would be rescheduling trick-or-treating for Sat, other suburbs followed suit. Here’s a list of Chicago suburbs that are rescheduling Halloween:
Beecher: Sat, Nov 2, 3-6 p.m.
Braceville: Fri, Nov 1, 4-7 p.m.
Braidwood: Fri, Nov 1, 4-7 p.m.
Diamond: Fri, Nov 1, 4-7 p.m.
Dwight: Fri, Nov 1, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Gardner: Fri, Nov 1, 4 – 6 pm
South Wilmington: Fri, Nov 1, 4-6 p.m.
Vernon Hills: Sat, Nov 2, 2-5 p.m.
Winnetka: Sat, Nov 2, 2-5 p.m.
Additional suburbs may also push their trick-or-treating to further dates. Check your city’s website for more information.
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