FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Octo­ber 24, 2013

State’s Attor­ney and Sher­iff Remind Pub­lic to Keep Chil­dren Safe this Halloween

UnionCountyState’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union Coun­ty Sher­iff David Livesay remind the pub­lic to review the Illi­nois Sex Offend­er Reg­istry when plan­ning Hal­loween trick-or-treat routes.  Under Illi­nois law, most sex offend­ers are pro­hib­it­ed from par­tic­i­pat­ing in any Hal­loween activ­i­ty involv­ing chil­dren.  This would include leav­ing a porch light on, answer­ing the door or dis­trib­ut­ing can­dy dur­ing trick or treat hours.  There are cur­rent­ly 40 reg­is­tered sex offend­ers liv­ing in Union Coun­ty and par­ents may review the Illi­nois Sex Offend­er Reg­is­ter at http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/   The Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office will con­duct a sex offend­er com­pli­ance check dur­ing Hal­loween trick-or-treat hours.