Halloween is just around the corner on Monday October 31, 2022! Safety is paramount for all residents, visitors and businesses in Hyde Park and the entire city.

The City of Chicago Mayor, Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CPHD) encourage all to safely celebrate Halloween in Chicago! CDPH is offering guidance on how to celebrate and trick-or-treat safely HERE.

While most people to Hyde Park on Halloween to enjoy the family fun, past years of experience have revealed that not all intentions or actions are wholesome or safe on or around October 31st.

The Hyde Park business community is asked to help make this a safe and positive evening by assisting with the following:
  • Due to COVID-19, limiting unnecessary interactions that may enhance transmission of the virus, including dissemination of candy
  • Be vigilant and discerning about unusual purchases (large quantities or increased volume) of potential projectiles (such as eggs).
  • Increase staff/security if warranted.
  • Revisit camera POVs to cover doorways, registers or potential blindspots and verify operations are covered 24/7.
  • Train staff and review emergency procedures, policies, and plans.
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Although no major events or activations have been planned for Hyde Park this year, CollaBOOration, a resident organized group, is creating a warm, vibrant, occupied space in Hyde Park on Halloween evening with music, neighbors, and friendly smiles. Volunteers are needed 6-10 pm to be outside along 53rd Street. Sign Up to Volunteer!

For more information regarding local safety efforts, please contact Prentice Butler at the 4th Ward Alderman’s Office at prentice.butler@cityofchicago.org or Lanita Ross at the 5th Ward Alderman’s Office at Lanita.ross@cityofchicago.org.

Thank you for helping to keep Hyde Park Chicago a safe and welcoming neighborhood all year long.

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