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Mark Williams and Anthony Wilson have been charged with murder in the Halloween stabbing deaths of a husband and wife in Gary, Ind. (Booking photos)

Two Men Charged In Halloween Stabbing Deaths In Gary

One suspect was on parole for another murder he committed in 1995, on the same block where he and an accomplice allegedly killed a husband and wife on Oct. 31.

11/13/2013

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Grayslake Kids Donate 300 Pounds Of Extra Halloween Candy To Troops

When two suburban teachers put out a call to their students for leftover trick-or-treat candy, they never expected what they got.

11/06/2013

Keith Carnes (Illinois Sex Offender Registry)

Sex Offender Caught Giving Out Halloween Candy: Prosecutors

Keith Carnes, 61, was charged with violation of the sex offender registration act.

11/01/2013

A creature from "Statesville Haunted House" mugs for the camera. (CBS)

When Times Are Tough, We Crave Scares

With Halloween upon us, CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole looks at the role horror plays in our everyday lives.

10/31/2013

This is the Jesus costume that fell afoul with school officials Thursday. (Angenetta Frison)

School Officials Do About-Face, Allow Student’s Jesus Costume

A north suburban high school student was pulled from classes on Halloween after dressing like Jesus, but officials later reconsidered.

10/31/2013

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Chicago Police Get In The Halloween Spirit, Offer Safe Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treaters

Half a dozen Chicago police stations will offer trick-or-treaters a safe alternative to going door-to-door today.

10/31/2013

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Madigan: Parents Should Check Sex Offender Registries Before Kids’ Trick-Or-Treating

Illinois law bars sex offenders under court supervision from handing out Halloween candy to children.

10/31/2013

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Glow Sticks Top Worry For Parents Calling Poison Control On Halloween

Many of our neighborhoods will be filled with trick-or-treaters on Thursday and at about the same time the phones at the state’s poison control center will start ringing off the hook.

10/30/2013

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Northwestern Library Acquires Horror Writer’s ‘Death Collection’ For Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Northwestern University’s library in Evanston has amassed a macabre collection of items.

10/30/2013

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Community Activist Warns About Paintball Attacks On Halloween

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the people who fire paintball guns at trick-or-treaters think it’s funny, but the victims often end up in the hospital, because of injuries.

10/30/2013

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Police Chief: Don’t Let Smart Phone Track Trick-Or-Treaters; Do It Yourself

A suburban police chief said Tuesday that smart phone apps allowing parents to track their kids as they go trick-or-treating is all well and good, but the best way to keep kids safe is a lot simpler: go with them.

10/29/2013

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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 Trick or Treat hours on the day of Halloween itself. Oct. 31, 2013, but several are having the Trick or Treat on the Sun. before Halloween, on Oct. 27.

10/29/2013

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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.

10/24/2013

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

Choose your favorite Halloween candy!

10/21/2013

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2 Investigators: Halloween Decorations Could Be Health Hazard

Halloween is known for kids in costumes and scary decorations. But the 2 Investigators found some decorations that could actually be hazardous to your health. Pam Zekman reports on this Halloween scare.

10/16/2013

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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.

10/07/2013

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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.

10/07/2013

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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.

10/07/2013

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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.

10/07/2013

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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.

10/07/2013

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