Halloween | WGLT


Ghosts walking
Richard Vogel / AP

It doesn't take much to scare people. And that's good news for the creative minds behind Milner Library's 2-Sentence Horror Story contest.

John Ackerman of Ackerman Family Farms in Morton admits he feared COVID-19 would threaten the commercial viability of the fall pumpkin season.

Heroes sign outside Carle Bromenn
Mike McCurdy / WGLT

McLean County has reached a new record with 13 COVID-19 hospitalizations, up two from Thursday.

Trick or treaters
Staff / WGLT

The Town of Normal and City of Bloomington said Thursday that families are discouraged from door-to-door trick-or-treating this year because of COVID-19. But local officials also offered guidance if families choose to do it anyway.

State Health Officials Issue Halloween Guidance

Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Ngozi Ezike

The state announced Halloween COVID-19 guidance encouraging social distancing while trick-or-treating, and the governor took questions in a virtual news conference Wednesday.

Cindy Le/WGLT

Trick-or-treating may have not started till Oct. 31, but some families got a jumpstart on the holiday.

Ryan with his bat house
Facebook / Ryan Cavinder

This week when all the little ghouls and goblins roam the street looking for fun size Snickers bars, they’ll trick-or-treat past the usual mix of spooky Halloween decorations—cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns, fake tombstones, and bats.

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What's your fearful pleasure? Brain-eating zombies? Vampires? Giant mutant bugs? Or how about that old standby: body cavity invading spiders?