Whether or not you choose to follow the guidance of Dr. Anthony Fauci is your business, and your business alone. But, Dr. Fauci, along with state and local health officials have given the green light for trick-or-treating next weekend.

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As a father with grown up kids, I learned very quickly that the childhood years race past even faster than my own parents warned me that they would. There are only so many years you have to get out and do things like trick-or-treating with your kids, so take advantage of every opportunity.

With many people having perhaps missed out on going door-to-door for candy last year due to the pandemic, I would expect a pretty good turnout this year unless Northern Illinois weather screws it all up (Halloween looks like it will be dry and in the middle 50s).

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With a lot of pent-up demand along with that kind of money being spent, it's probably a safe bet that there will be more than enough candy to go around for anyone and everyone who's out ringing doorbells. Plus, I would expect to see some pretty cool costumes being paraded around the neighborhoods (click here to see Rockford's most-Googled Halloween costume).

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Here's Where And When You Can Go Out And Ring Doorbells For Treats

Winnebago County:

Cherry Valley: October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Durand: October 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Loves Park: October 31 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Machesney Park: October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pecatonica: October 31 from 4-7 p.m.
Rockford: October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Rockton: October 31 from 5-7 p.m.
Roscoe: Saturday, October 30 from 4-7 p.m.
South Beloit: October 31 from 4:30-6 p.m.
Winnebago: October 31 from 4-7 p.m.

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Boone County

Belvidere: October 31st, 4-8 p.m.
Caledonia: October 31st, 5-7 p.m.
Poplar Grove: October 31st, 4-7 p.m.
Capron: October 31st,  4-7 p.m.
Timberlane:  October 31st, 5-8 p.m.

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Ogle County:

Byron: October 31 from 3-7 p.m.
Davis Junction: October 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Forreston: Saturday, October 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Leaf River: October 31 from 4-7 p.m.
Mount Morris: October 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Oregon: October 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Polo: October 31 from 4-7 p.m.
Rochelle: October 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Stillman Valley: October 31 from 4-7 p.m.

Rock County

Beloit: October 31, 5-7 p.m.
Janesville: October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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