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Halloween

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
Blueroomstream.com

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.

Clyde Robinson / Flicker via Creative Commons

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