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State officials offer advice on Halloween safety

Haunted house season is returning to Illinois with all its spooky sounds, creepy corridors and shrieks of surprise. But the doors don’t open without a permit to operate.

“We know people across the state are excited to visit their favorite haunted house again, and we’re going to make sure that night out is safe,” said Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) Director Michael Kleinik.

IDOL, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and local agencies all play roles in making sure dozens of haunted houses that open their creaky doors in Illinois this time of year follow . . .

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