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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Riley's Trick Shop closing after 77 years

    Riley's Trick Shop closing after 77 years
    The jokes are coming to an end at Riley's Trick Shop in Palos Hills, which will likely sell its last gags, pranks and Halloween costumes this fall. After 77 years employing five generations of Rileys, the shop — one of the area's few remaining...
  • Last-minute Halloween costumes from your closet

    If the thought of a Halloween costume makes you scream in fright, we’re here to solve your problem. Your perfect costume can come right from your closet — with a little accessorizing from two spellbinding stores! Pretty Princess Elsa from...
  • Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

    Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
    Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center. The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
  • Religion column: Take the time to reflect on your spiritual journey

    It was a hot summer day, one of the hottest days in August, as I recall. I was amazed when I saw it. On display at the front of the store were shelves of Halloween candy. "It's August!" I thought. "Who's thinking about Halloween?" I certainly wasn't....
  • Christmas-themed haunted house faces resistance in Lombard

    Christmas-themed haunted house faces resistance in Lombard
    Blood-stained elves jumping out to scare visitors with their piercing screams might not be everyone's idea of the way to celebrate Christmas, but it is the way a community group in Lombard hopes to keep teens engaged leading up to the holiday. Lombard...
  • Halloween a "boo-tiful" time of fall

     Halloween a "boo-tiful" time of fall
    Area park districts and other groups are offering a variety of Halloween activities in coming weeks. Options for tots to teens and adults and even the family pooch include costume parties, pumpkin carving, scarecrow-building and coloring contests, a...
  • 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 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...