Mattel: 'Day Of The Dead Barbie' Celebrates Mexican HolidayBarbie's long black dress is embroidered with hearts and butterflies, with colorful ruffled sleeves. Her face is painted with a skull -- a popular practice during the festival, when revelers dress up in colorful costumes and hold parades.
Metra's 'Family Fares' Program Runs During HolidayUp to three kids accompanied by an adult may ride for free during the period.
Law Enforcement To Step Up Patrols On Roads Over HolidaysDuring the Christmas weekend last year, 11 people died on Illinois roads. Four died in crashes involving at least one driver who tested positive for alcohol.
Winnetka Student's Holiday Light Show Raises Money For Make-A-WishChristian and his family's second annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday night, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Find Holiday Gift Ideas At The Chicago Toy and Game FairVisitors can check out new toys before they hit store shelves on Saturday until 6 p.m. 
Memorial Day Losing Its Meaning, Vets Groups, Families Lament"You can see it in people's faces that they're a little horrified that they forget this is what the day's about."
Complete Holiday Recipe Guide: Appetizers, Desserts & MoreFor your complete holiday recipe guide, consider items that would work for all the holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
Survey: Majority Of Americans Would Skip Holiday Gift-GivingSome people say they would rather skip the gift-giving custom in exchange for more quality family time.
Thanksgiving Tailgating GuideWith a bit of preparation and some creativity, you can enjoy a festive Thanksgiving meal while you watch your favorite team.
5 Spookiest Halloween Travel DestinationsFeel like making this a Halloween to remember? Spend it at one of these great international celebrations!
Illinois House Votes Against Making Obama Birthday A State HolidayRep. Steven Andersson, R-Geneva, says the state can't afford a paid day off for employees, given the current budget problems.