As Halloween approaches, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today reminded families to “know their neighborhood” and check the online sex offender registry when planning their trick-or-treat routes. The Attorney General also issued a 10-question quiz designed to generate discussion about keeping kids safe during this time of year.
“A majority of sex offenders commit their heinous crimes against children. I can’t stress how important it is, especially during this time of year, for parents to take advantage of the online registry,” Madigan said.
Illinois law prohibits sex offenders on parole, mandatory supervised release or probation from distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween.
Parents and families can visit the Illinois Sex Offender Registry or call the Illinois Sex Offender Registry Team’s Hotline at 1-888-414-7678.