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Preventing Crime This Halloween Weekend


Credit to history.com

Trick-or-treating will be held in Champaign and Urbana on October 31st from 5 to 7pm. Families express their concerns about their children wandering around neighborhoods during the Halloween weekend.

The city of Champaign includes Halloween safety tips for residents to use as a precaution. Children should always be accompanied by an adult and travel in groups to reduce the risk of crime.

Students on the U of I campus have different worries such as pranks taking place that can potentially cause harm to another individual. To hear other concerns about the Halloween weekend, click here.


The Funny Side of Halloween

Monty python and the Holy Grail - Cumberland Players

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Cumberland Players

Many people think of scary when they think of Halloween, but one family is trying to bring out the lighter side with their Monty Python tribute.

Jacob and Lori Bernard are bringing their love of the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to Halloween night. The Bernards are re-creating the “Flageolet Monk” scene from the cult classic and putting it on display in downtown Champaign. The Bernards, along with friends and anyone else who wants to join, will be walking throughout the city reciting and chanting the familiar scene. Continue reading

Let’s Bake Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

Never too old for Cookie Monster!

By, Senait Gebregiorgis

Cookie! Yum Yum Yum!

Cookie! Yum Yum Yum!






For my How-To-Piece assignment I decided to do cookie monster cupcakes. (Cookie Monster is from Sesame Street, one of my favorite childhood shows!) I’ve been wanting to make these type of cupcakes for the longest now and since Halloween is around the corner I thought it would be a great idea to make them. I’ve been looking at Pinterest photos, and recipe websites for inspiration and decided to conduct it with the steps I chose.

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Dallas & Co.’s Magic Weekend

When October rolls around it means fall colors, warm sweaters, apple cider- and most importantly that Halloween is only a few weeks away. Magic shops like Dallas & Co. are already counting down the days, having celebrated their 25th annual Magic Weekend this past weekend. To get everyone in the spirit the store hosted magic shows, offered face painting and gave away prizes all at no cost to visitors. Merchandise was on sale, but shopping was not the highlight of the event.

For anyone who missed a most magical weekend check out an insider’s look here.