trick or treatin’ banned!
Fortunately, it will only be in Belleville, Illinois plus the ban is limited to older teens and up. Whew! Hehe! According to reports, the city has limited trick-or-treating to kids in eighth grade or below in this city near St. Louis. Mayor Mark W. Eckert signed the ordinance banning the tradition for older teens, saying homeowners complained about late-night door knocks on Halloween.
He says the city’s government also believes Halloween is for small children. Exceptions will be made for special-needs kids and teens accompanying younger siblings. Belleville Police Chief William Clay says he expects parents to enforce the new rules. He says officers will stop older trick-or-treaters and make them go home. If they don’t, their parents can be fined $25. Nasty!