There are 91 registered sex offenders living the in nearby suburbs, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.
Patch has compiled a comprehensive map listing registered sex offenders living in Oak Lawn, Burbank, Worth, Alsip, Chicago Ridge and Hometown.
Pins on the map represent addresses of offenders convicted of sex crimes. Roll your cursor over the pins, and you will see more information pop up, including the registered sex offender’s name, address, current age, convictions, and the age of the offender and victim at the time of the offense.
You may want to avoid trick or treating at these houses and apartments on Halloween, or merely be aware of who’s living in your neighborhood during the rest of the year.
Following is a color key to Patch’s Super-Sized Sex Offender Map for 2013:
Oak Lawn (blue pin) - 28 sex offenders (one is incarcerted)
Worth (green pin) - 17
Alsip (gold pin) - 13 registered sex offenders
Burbank (light purple, small pin) - 12 sex offenders (one is incarcerated)
Chicago Ridge (dark purple, large pin) - 11 registered sex offenders
Hickory Hills (red pin) - 9 registered sex offenders
Hometown (black pin) - 1 registered sex offender
While local police will be doing their part to make Halloween safe for everyone, it’s up to adults—parents, grandparents, babysitters—to accompany children as they make their candy rounds around the neighborhood.
Registered sex offenders are prohibited from passing out candy to trick-or-treaters and leaving their homes in costume because Halloween is considered a holiday for children. The law does give leeway to sex offenders that are parents or legal guardians of children under 18 living in the home.
Although sex offenders are still barred from handing out candy, other household members can participate in Halloween activities.
The Illinois State Police maintains a detailed Sex Offender Registry of all of the state's registered sex offenders that is available to the public.