Halloween Information


Halloween Safety Tips 
Happy Halloween
Before you go Trick-or-Treating or host a Halloween Party, follow these Halloween Safety Tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone.

Halloween Ordinance

To help insure the safety of residents and Trick-or-Treaters, the City of Belleville adopted a Halloween Ordinance in October of 2008.

For details, read Chapter 130.19: Halloween Solicitation in the City's Code of Ordinances.

Candy Corn History
Happy Halloween

Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville, IL?

Gustave and Albert Goelitz started their confectionary, Goelitz Candy Co. of Belleville, IL in 1869.
Now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Co., the second generation of the Goelitz family specialized in the mass production of Candy Corn around 1898. It originated from their recipe for Royal Buttercreams. While production techniques may have changed over the years, it's still the same yummy recipe.

Read more about Jelly Belly's origins in Belleville, IL at jellybelly.com.