OTTAWA, Ill. – To ensure families enjoy Halloween fun while being safe, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is sharing tips to stay safe this fall season.

“Halloween is a holiday the whole family can enjoy, whether you are trick-or-treating, handing out candy or attending a party,” said Yednock. “That being said, it’s important to remember how to stay safe and keep others out of danger during the holiday weekend.”

Safe Kids Worldwide has tips to keep the entire family safe during the holiday:

  • Choose bright color and flame-retardant materials for costumes. If your child will be outdoors after dark, attach reflective tape to their costume or treat bag.
  • Accompany trick or treaters younger than 12.
  • If your child will be trick-or-treating without you, plan a curfew and familiar route.
  • Inspect treats before your child eats them.

For a full list of safety tips, visit:

“Staying safe while enjoying the holidays only ensures the fun can last as long as possible,” continued Yednock. “I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday this year!”​

Rep. Lance YednockRep. Lance Yednock

76th District

Springfield Office:
240A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0140

District Office:
628 Columbus St.
Suite 204
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 324-5055