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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Creative display for 2014 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Creative display for 2014 Brookfield Zoo costume contest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Annual chamber night all about business - and bugs

Annual chamber night all about business - and bugs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A sold-out crowd of about 130 businesses were set up at the Porter County Expo Center on Thursday, all with one goal in mind: more business.

October 16, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Human decency for sale this Halloween

MARC CHASE: Human decency for sale this Halloween

The purveyors of all things spooky, macabre and disturbingly disgusting come out of the woodwork every year around this time.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!

October 13, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Critics: Haunted house's 'Gacy room' insensitive

VILLA PARK, Ill. | Two former prosecutors who helped convict John Wayne Gacy say that horror filmmaker Rob Zombie's decision to include in his suburban Chicago haunted house a room dedicated to the serial killer could be hurtful to the many loved ones of Gacy's victims who still live in the area.

October 10, 2014 3:19 pm
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Investigator discusses Illinois ghosts

BLOOMINGTON | Normal resident Cindy Charlebois isn't quite sure whether there are ghosts among us and whether there are places in Illinois that are truly haunted by them.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Wise guise: 10 clever costume ideas for Halloween

Whether wanting to be more than the gaudy, generic pirate at the Halloween party again or brainstorming one-of-a-kind costume ideas for the kids this year, Halloween is more than just grabbing a costume off a sales rack.

October 05, 2014 9:45 am
NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Halloween happenings: Events offer fun for whole family

Halloween happenings: Events offer fun for whole family

Thanks to local parks departments, kids can show off their Halloween costumes more than just one night this fall. With special themed events, they will get treats and enjoy costumed activities and contests throughout October.

October 04, 2014 10:30 am
Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Walk into any grocery store at this time of year, and customers likely are hit with piles of Halloween candy, just waiting for little ghosts and goblins.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tri Kappa Scares up some Community Fun

Tri Kappa Scares up some Community Fun

HIGHLAND | The Munster-Highland Tri Kappa’s will scare up some fun for their communities this Halloween season with its sixth annual Boo Blast.

September 23, 2014 6:38 pm
Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

MICHIGAN CITY | Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year? Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 25 and spend a kid-friendly, merry and not-so-scary afternoon or evening with the animals.

September 15, 2014 6:06 pm
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Earnhardt car, Doctor Who, Shatner, Nimoy, Elvira, Tiegs here this weekend

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Earnhardt car, Doctor Who, Shatner, Nimoy, Elvira, Tiegs here this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 20, 2014 4:51 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Next Halloween, follow basic trick-or-treat rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Next Halloween, follow basic trick-or-treat rules

I happily gave away more than 400 candy bars on Halloween night, but something was amiss. More than a quarter of my visitors were without a costume, about an equal number were adults, and another group were so young they couldn’t even walk.

November 19, 2013 12:05 am

Haunted hayride scares up fun in Cal City

Well, with Halloween gone, we’ve passed the last commercial speed bump before the onslaught of advertising prep for the “big one” — Christmas, the season of Biblical spending. (That’s kind of ironic, no?)

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
Getting into the spirit of things

Getting into the spirit of things

With one hand on his hat and the other in his mother's, John Bale, 5, leads his mother, Sandra, around a spooky corner at one of the many haunted tents during Halloween in the Park at Riverview Park in Lake Station.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
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