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What is the origin of "Trick-or-treat"?

The origins of the term go back to the 14th century in England, but in America - especially the American west - the practice took an odd turn. Hint: It kinda sounds like the beginnings of the mafia. Read...

 

Puiji, Shedd beluga whale, dies at 25

The Shedd Aquarium announced today that they have lost one of their original beluga whales. Read...

 

Inspirational North Shore teen featured in documentary about Tourette's

Two years ago Chicago Parent wrote about Ariel Small. Now he's the subject of a documentary airing on PBS stations around the country. Read...

 

Highwood "Jacks" the record books

The city of Highwood carved over 30,000 Jack-o-lanterns last weekend to break the Guinness record. Read...

 

Boo at the Zoo 2011

Brookfield Zoo kicked of their annual Boo at the Zoo Halloween event last weekend, and Chicago Parent was there. Dress up and come on down this weekend, Oct. 29 and 30. Read...

 

Halloween Candy and Food Allergies

Some tips for a safe Halloween for kids with all kinds of food allergies. Read...

 

A spoonful of "Mary Poppins"

Alena Murguia and her sons took in the opening night of "Mary Poppins" at the Cadillac Palace. Their opinions? You should see it. Read...

 

Field Museum has best restrooms in the U.S.

Field has the best restrooms in the U.S. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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