Some Chicago neighborhoods are so dangerous that children are unable to go trick-or-treating on their own streets. However, this year, as she has done for the past two years in a row, the woman known as “the Mother of Englewood” is proposing a solution.
Latanya Johnson expressed the importance of “Making sure that out kids have a safe space in the community to be able to do what other kids do in their community.”
Johnson established an after-school program in Englewood for local children nine years ago with her own personal funds. She established a new Halloween custom back in the previous year.
“Adults even dressed up,” she said. “It just felt good to be able to have the kids trick-or-treat in their own community,” the parent said. “Trick-or-treating is such a fun tradition.”
On Halloween, the trick-or-treating will take place on Ashland from 59th to 63rd Streets between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Candy will be distributed by a variety of people, including local business owners, law enforcement officers, and firefighters.