There were a lot of winter jackets worn over Disney princess and Spiderman costumes but the cold weather didn't scare off hundreds of trick-or-treaters that descended upon Oak Lawn and Mt. Greenwood on Wednesday afternoon.
The big draw in Oak Lawn was the Krickl garage on Kildaire, where a mannequin was getting zapped in an electric chair. Mr. Krickl, known for his legendary Halloween displays, and a pal were in a cage lunging at kids as they reached through bars for candy.
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"It's just pretend," a mother said to her frightened daughter costumed as Mickey Mouse. "That's Mr. Krickl."
The young girl, who looked to be about three years old, watched from a safe distance on the sidewalk as mom went to get some candy from Mr. Krickl/Michael Myers.
At another Oak Lawn home, a woman tossed candy down to trick-or-treaters from a second-story window.
Over in Mt. Greenwood, a parade of goblins took over 111th Street for the Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce's annual Halloween Safety Walk.
Children strolled the streets with their parents hitting up businesses for treats.