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Rogers Park Businesses Hosting ‘Trick-Or-Treat Howard Street’ On Halloween

Ten neighborhood businesses near the Howard Red Line station will give candy to kids on Halloween.

Courtesy Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
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ROGERS PARK — Howard Street businesses are making sure kids have a safe and candy-filled Halloween this year.

The Howard Street business group is hosting Trick-or-Treat on Howard Street, which will take place all day Saturday. Businesses near the Red Line station will offer kids candy during normal business hours while supplies last.

Participants — kids and adults — are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing to limit the potential spread of coronavirus.

Participating businesses include:

  • Athena Board Game Cafe, 1418 Howard St.
  • Lost Eras, 1511 Howard St.
  • Caribbean American Baking Co., 1539 Howard St.
  • IM Beauty Supply, 1609 Howard St.
  • Curls and Company, 1627 Howard St.
  • Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2049 Howard St.
  • I’m Soul Hungry, 2043 Howard St.
  • Sweet Temptations Bake Shop, 607 Howard St. (Evanston)
  • Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St. (Evanston)
  • Good to Go Jamaican Cuisine, 711 Howard St. (Evanston)

For more information on the event, click here.

Trick-or-treating is allowed in Chicago this year, but city health officials have issued guidelines to make the tradition safe during coronavirus.

Their tips for safely celebrating the holiday:

  • Everyone, including people giving out candy, must wear a face covering. Costume masks don’t count.
  • If you plan to give out candy, leave on a light or put up a sign in your window indicating your home is participating in safe trick-or-treating.
  • Maintain social distancing and have hand sanitizer available. 
  • Keep it moving. Don’t congregate in front of one stoop or on the sidewalk.
  • Make sure kids only eat candy after washing their hands when they get home.
  • No in-person haunted houses, which health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady described as “truly spooky” due to their potential germ-spreading.
  • Keep your trick-or-treating crew to six people or fewer. Sticking to members of your household or quarantine “bubble” is recommended.
  • No house parties. “We are more worried about adults indoors than children outdoors trick or treating,” Arwady said.

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