2020 can go choke on some candy corn but this is about enough. I mean, we already know our neighbors up north in Beloit, Wisconsin will not be allowing trick-or-treating because of a city mandate or rule change or whatever. We also know a few towns closer to Rockford (as of this writing) will in fact allow trick-or-treating. Towns like Oregon and Winnebago have been given the green flag. Rockford, though, it is still unknown.

One thing that is not unknown is the status of other fun Halloween activities for families to take pleasure in. Why? Because of COVID, because of cases rising, and because they've said so. Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is responsible for the decision, according to WAND.

Here is what will NOT be happening in 2020.

  • Hayrides
  • Train rides
  • Inflatables
  • Haunted Houses

Oh, and do not count any hands-on exhibits because they want the "hands-on" parts of the exhibit to be removed. Seriously.

Going back to haunted houses, initially, there were guidelines to follow to operate, like the capacity of the attraction not exceeding 25%. So if groups of four would walk through it would be downgraded to individuals I guess? Because of this, most haunted attractions I'm aware of are skipping this season, and I get it. We shouldn't be surprised.

My question is, how long until Illinois officials ruin Christmas for the kiddos who want to sit on Santa's lap?


JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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