As Halloween approaches, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reminded parents to check the state’s sex offender registry and with their local law enforcement agency before determining trick-or-treat routes for their children. Madigan noted that Illinois law prohibits all sex offenders who...
An  annual Grand Chain Halloween Carnival is planned Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Learning Center in the Old Grand Chain School. Chili and hot dogs are scheduled to be served at 4 p.m. and children’s games will begin at 5 p.m.  A costume judging contest is set for 7 p.m. Ages for...
Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set by Southern Illinois communities. Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31. The schedule for area communities includes: Anna: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Cairo: Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cobden: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dongola: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p....
The Village of Karnak is planning to host a haunted forest/spooky hayride Oct. 28-29, starting at 6 p.m. each day. There is a $3 charge for one time through or $5 for two times. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and cotton candy will be available for purchase.
With the Halloween season here, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, IDFPR, and the Illinois Optometric Association, IOA, is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous...
Creepy critters and other fun with Mother Nature promise to make the eighth annual Haunted Hollow at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center a fun time for all ages. The family friendly event is planned from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Touch of Nature, which...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center plans to host two upcoming events. Haunted House A “Haunted House of Horrors” is scheduled to be open Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The arts center will be transformed into an abandoned fire station...

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