How kids can have a fun — and safe — Halloween

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CHICAGO -- The trick or treaters are getting started right about now. But there are a number of other activities for kids.

The District 5 police station has been turned into a spooky haunted house. Police wants kids to stop by Saturday night.

In fact, quite a few places opening their doors for kids during a wet Halloween across the Chicagoland area.

Many are staying indoors. At Chicago Ridge Mall is a fang-tastic celebration with some menacing looking creatures.

On the more friendly side, WGN spotted a pirate, Darth Vader and And even Spider-Man.

Chicago Ridge is one of a number of places across the area hosting events for kids.

For some staying inside is safer alternative to trick or treating.

A number of Chicago police stations have been transformed into haunted houses.

Police are reminding parents of some important safety tips. Some of the tips:

  • All children should be escored by an adult at all times
  • Do not enter an unfamiliar home
  • Do not accept open candy
  • Remove masks to see better when crossing the street