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Halloween

Halloween
A collection of news and information related to Halloween published by this site and its partners.

Top Halloween Articles

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  • Spooky boogies, sea-worthy ceramics and orchestral tunes

    Spooky boogies, sea-worthy ceramics and orchestral tunes
    Events in Highland Park and Deerfield for the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 1: Spooky boogie Stop by Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield for its Halloween Night Club Dance Party. Put the candy down and come dance the night away from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. Oct....
  • Halloween for grownups: candy-flavored brews

    Halloween for grownups: candy-flavored brews
    With Halloween fast approaching, I’ve been thinking back to the sacks overflowing with chocolates and candies that were filled by hours of house-to-house extortion. While I’m too old to properly trick-or-treat these days, I still enjoy the...
  • Halloween used to be more trick than treat

    Halloween used to be more trick than treat
    Historical images abound of artfully costumed people of all ages in Highland Park for all sorts of parties, pageants, plays at school, at Ravinia. The list is long. Pictures of Halloween trick-or-treaters are less plentiful. The first documented use...
  • Haunted houses, hay and hoopla

    Haunted houses, hay and hoopla
    Halloween Hoopla The Jewett Park Community Center will host its Halloween Hoopla from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Enjoy haunted houses, bonfires, hayrides, games and much more. General admission for Saturday festivities is $5 for...
  • Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

     Last-minute Halloween costume ideas
    Twas the week before Halloween, when all through the house, not a costume could be found, not even a mouse. Let's say you've suddenly decided you want to go to that Halloween party after all, or your kids don't like the costume they originally chose. No...
  • Trick out that pumpkin without a carving knife

    Trick out that pumpkin without a carving knife
    What’s more terrifying: Handing a child a knife to plunge into a pumpkin, or wielding a hot glue gun yourself? For us at Just Kidding, it’s a draw. But this Halloween, we decided to set aside our irrational fears of crafting — along with...
  • Strategies to attract or deter trick-or-treaters

    Strategies to attract or deter trick-or-treaters
    Seasoned trick-or-treaters in Coppell, Texas, already have Jeff Logan's house on their route. To lure the uninitiated, Logan flashes a strobe light down the street and uses a boombox to emit groans and screams. Count Logan and his wife, Linda, among the...
  • Halloween costumes that work for couples, families

    Halloween costumes that work for couples, families
    It's easy and fun to knock out your entire family's Halloween ensemble with one great idea. Go with a theme and you'll look organized and connected without being too matchy-matchy. "We are increasingly seeing Halloween transition to a traditional family...
  • Looking for love at a Halloween party? Consider your costume

     Looking for love at a Halloween party? Consider your costume
    Halloween isn't traditionally thought of as a romantic holiday. Sure, some people use it as an excuse to wear skimpy outfits, but many others opt for costumes that are humorous, puzzling or utterly terrifying — sometimes a mix of all three. Most...
  • Twins among 3 teen girls killed in Halloween hit-and-run

    Twins among 3 teen girls killed in Halloween hit-and-run
    They couldn't afford costumes, so 13-year-old Lexandra Perez wore only face paint and her twin sister Lexi wore regular clothes when they dashed out the front door of the Fairhaven Apartments on Halloween. They carried orange plastic pumpkins. They soon...
  • Palos Park police promote safe driving on Halloween

    Palos Park police promote safe driving on Halloween
    Palos Park police will be out targeting speeding and alcohol-related violations for Halloween, officials said in a press release. The department reminds residents to be extra careful on the roads as trick-or-treaters head out. Police will be enforcing a...