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Halloween Directory

Asylum Xperiment
Villa Park, IL
Basement of the Dead
Aurora, IL
The Massacre
Naperville, IL
Reapers Realm
Hammond, IN
Screams In The Park
Rosemont, IL
Statesville Haunted Prison
Crest Hill, IL
Six Flags Fright Fest
Gurnee, IL
Dark Summit
Summit, IL
Fear City
Morton Grove, IL
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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013

Halloween Trick or Treating is being held in communities throughout Lake County, Ill. in 2013. Most of the communities are holding...

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.

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Guide To Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza

Franken Plaza takes over Daley Plaza this weekend in celebration of Halloween. Part of the City of Chicago’s, “Chicagoween Celebration,” Daley Plaza transforms into a haunted world of family-fun, October 25-27th. The three-day festival features performances by Midnight Circus, The Annual Monster Bash, free hayrides, trick-or-treating, crafts and more.

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Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s Tips For A Safe Halloween

Going trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is The Best Halloween Candy?

Choose your favorite Halloween candy!

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Best Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago

Here are five of the best pumpkin patches in the area. Be sure to explore at least one this fall.

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Best Pumpkin Treats In Chicago

Hurry and enjoy these best seasonal pumpkin treats in Chicago before they’re gone.

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How To Get Your Halloween Costume On A Budget In Chicago

With a little imagination, you can put together a great costume for the price of candy using items from these Chicago shops.

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Best 2013 Halloween Parties In Chicago

Halloween doesn’t have to be just about the kids. Take advantage of the many different Halloween parties in Chicago and have just as much fun in your decked-out Halloween costume.

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Best Haunted Places In Chicago

Here are five places within Metropolitan Chicago that lie outside the city’s limits but are worth a visit. Check them out and see if you feel or see something unexplainable.

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5 Must Haves for Your Haunted House

The fall season brings us the three-month stretch of holiday celebrations and to kick it all is the spookiest of them all – Halloween. Here are the five must-haves for your haunted house.

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The Art to Carving the Best Pumpkin

You can’t celebrate Halloween without carving a pumpkin! Whether you decide to use stencils or carve your pumpkin free hand– make yours the star of the neighborhood by following these must-do tips.

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Best Halloween Costumes of 2013

Halloween is right around the corner! Have you thought of your costume yet? We list the top costumes of 2013 that are sure to be hit.

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Not-So-Scary Picture Books for Halloween

Halloween is a night of mischief and laughs, tricks and treats, and disguises galore. Our sister company Simon & Schuster recommends reading these not-so-scary picture books with your kids in the coming weeks to give them a little fright and get them excited for the holiday.

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5 Halloween Themed Cocktails

Warm up to these Halloween inspired cocktails!

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Best Halloween Books For Adults

You’re never too old for a good fright. From a group of evil paranormals to an uprising of serial killer clones to a chilling love affair, these new releases from our sister company Simon & Schuster have you covered with these creepy reads this Halloween!

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5 Halloween Decorations for Outside

Witch’s and ghouls and spiders – oh my! It’s time for Halloween! Here are five DIY decoration projects for your outdoor space.

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Best Neighborhoods For Trick-Or-Treating In Chicago

Are you looking for a new neighborhood to check out for trick-or-treating? Take this list of the following five Chicago neighborhoods and explore a new area this Halloween.

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America’s Most Haunted Places

This list includes five of the most haunted places in America, all with significant claims of real poltergeists.

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Best Pumpkin Dishes In Chicago

After slicing through dense, tough shells, local chefs are making magic with winter’s first gift – colorful, healthy squash.

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Chicago On YouTube: Happy Halloween, Suckers

And the music! It’s got a classic pop beat that makes forces you to tap your foot, whether you want to or not. Yet, at the same time, its repetitious beats also make you want to hit the streets and attack every person who comes near you — scratching at faces, kicking groins, biting people if you need to. This is the perfect feeling for a Halloween song.

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Start Your Dream Garden

Where should you go for gardening advice in the Chicago area? A gardening expert gives the scoop on how to set up your Chicago garden this spring.

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Best Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago

Celebrate Easter with the kiddos at one of these Easter egg events throughout Chicagoland. Here’s a round up of a few egg hunts and happenings this weekend.

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Best Easter Events For Kids In Chicago

While Easter may not get all of the glory in children’s eyes like Christmas and Halloween, it can definitely become one of your child’s favorite holidays. Take the kids out to some themed events and Easter will quickly rank high on the favorite holidays list.

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Guide To Chicago’s Kohl Children’s Museum

Head to the Chicago suburb of Glenview with your family for a fun-filled afternoon at the Kohl Children’s Museum.

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Best Pottery Painting Classes For Kids In Chicago

Pottery painting classes offer a great way to turn your painting into a great keepsake for the house. Whether it’s a mug, plate or ornament, children can make the best keepsakes through their imagination and creativity.

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Chicago

If you love animals and are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life, consider volunteering at one or more of the animal-related opportunities available in Chicago.

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A Guide To Chicago’s Holiday Markets

Holiday markets are once again popping up throughout Chicago. With vintage items, handmade gifts, antiques and new treasures, there’s always something to cross off your list. Here are a few markets coming up to get your holiday shopping started.

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Ask A Chicago Chef: Best Latke Recipes For Hanukkah

With the Festival of Lights Hanukkah holiday approaching, these mouth-watering latke recipes from gourmet chefs of Kaufman’s Bakery and Delicatessen are sure to delight the palate, and would be a perfect complement to that very special dinner occasion.

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How To Convince People You’re Not A Mess This Holiday

The difference between cleaning your house now and during spring cleaning is that you have no time to do the cleaning right now. Between Christmas shopping, cooking dinners, attending holiday parties and family visiting, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to actually clean your house. But it still needs to get done, because the family is arriving any minute and you’re hosting a huge holiday party. What to do? That’s where cleaning services come in handy, so you can make it look like you had all the time in the world to get the cleaning AND the cooking done.

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Best Free Thanksgiving Events In Chicago

Thanksgiving is one holiday that isn’t about spending money and buying gifts. It’s meant to be a time to give thanks, be with loved ones and most importantly, over eat. Here are some free activities going on around Chicagoland this Thanksgiving to help you save a little money before the holiday spending kicks in. Enjoy it; you only have until midnight before Black Friday.

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Halloween Pro-Tips

I can’t believe it’s Halloween weekend and you haven’t prepared. Not one bit. What, my friend, is wrong with you? Okay, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. We’ve got all the Halloween info you need right here…

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Best Father’s Day Golf Specials

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’ve been in the local Hallmark lately searching for the perfect card, they all center on grilling, TV remotes and golf. Here are a few golf specials in Chicagoland to help him relax on his big day.