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Your Halloween Costume Pics

On Monday, we asked you to send us your best Halloween costume pics. A few of our readers got into the Halloween spirit and sent the following pictures. Thanks, Patrice and Chuck Spinner of Ohio and Crystal Sphar of Illinois! What a creative and scary group of fans!   Advertisements

Send Us Your Best Halloween Costume Pics!

Halloween is over. We’ve eaten all the candy, scared the neighborhood kids, watched some scary movies, and gotten our drink on. Okay, admit it, we’re leaving those decorations up for just a few more days and are already planning next year’s festivities. Now that the party is over, let’s have some fun and share our […]

Reclaiming the ‘Spirit’ of Halloween

Is Halloween an evil holiday? Is it secretly pagan? Is Halloween too dangerous for children to celebrate? These are all questions that, sadly enough, many parents ask themselves every year. When I was a kid (way, way back in the 1980s), I can remember trick or treating with my older sister (when I was very […]

Carbondale After Dark: An Underground History of SIU

The following is not a fable — it all really happened and it has no morals.” I first became aware of H.B. Koplowitz’s Carbondale After Dark and Other Stories while I was doing research on Southern Illinois University for a book on the legends and lore of Illinois colleges. Carbondale After Dark was first published […]

Reclaiming Halloween for Church and Community

Is Halloween an evil holiday? Is it secretly pagan? Is Halloween too dangerous for children to celebrate? These are all questions that, sadly enough, many parents ask themselves every year. When I was a kid (way, way back in the 1980s), I can remember trick or treating with my older sister (when I was very […]