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‘Stranger Things’ returns to suburbs • free Crocs • where to trick-or-treat this Halloween

A Plainfield home attracts people from across the country with “Stranger Things” display, Crocs gave away thousands of free shoes to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and one Chicago suburb was voted one of the safest places to trick-or-treat this Halloween: here are the top stories from FOX 32’s Week in Review.

1. Plainfield home’s ‘Stranger Things’ decoration causes controversy A suburban house is winning Halloween this year. In Plainfield, controversy surrounds a home showing off a “Stranger Things” decoration. The attraction started gaining attention a while ago because it took the family two months to install. The Stranger Things theme is complete with a floating Max from the hit Netflix show.

Plainfield ‘Stranger Things’ display reopens for visitors amid controversy

After receiving approval from the City of Joliet, a popular Halloween display in Plainfield is reopening Friday night.

2. Harry Styles concert at United Center Thursday rescheduled ‘out of an abundance of caution’ Thursday night’s concert, the first of six scheduled at the United Center between this weekend and next, is being rescheduled for Monday night “out of an abundance of caution” due to “band/crew illness,” according to a tweet from the United Center on Thursday afternoon. A spokesperson for Sony Music, Styles’ record label, said the singer was not affected.

Harry Styles’ Chicago concert canceled, fans react

Fans of Harry Styles will have to wait two nights or more to see their idol in concert in Chicago.

3. Crocs giving away thousands of free pairs of shoes in honor of 20th anniversary Crocs is celebrating its 20th anniversary by giving away thousands of free pairs of shoes each day through Oct. 7. The company renamed the month “Croctober,” and said it will give away “tens of thousands of pairs” in a giveaway open for entries between 10 am and 3 pm ET daily on Crocs.com. Individuals need to become Crocs Club members to enter, the company said.

Crocs shoes are pictured in a file image. (Photo by Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

4. Chicago man shot woman multiple times in parking lot of Oak Lawn motel: police A Chicago man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a woman multiple times at an Oak Lawn motel last week. Howard Williams, 24, faces one count of attempted murder.

5. Chicago suburb named one of the safest cities to trick-or-treat: study Naperville is getting what some people would say is long overdue recognition. The city recently snagged the fourth spot in a list of the 100 best cities to live in.

Chicago suburb named one of the safest cities to trick-or-treat: study

One Chicago suburb has been named one of the safest cities to trick-or-treat, a new study says.

6. Cook County residents can now apply for $500 a month through guaranteed income program Cook County has begun accepting applications for a new economic aid program that will send cash to thousands of residents. The Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot Program will send $500 to more than 3,200 Cook County residents each month for the next two years.

Cook County residents can now apply for $500 a month via guaranteed income program

The guaranteed income pilot program will send $500 to more than 3,200 Cook County residents each month for the next two years.

7. Reputed gang member charged with triple shooting in Humboldt Park, gunning down rival in hair salon A reputed gang member suspected of gunning down a rival in a Lawndale hair salon last year was arrested this week after he was implicated in a triple shooting in Humboldt Park, according to Cook County prosecutors. Ishmael Simpson initially came under police scrutiny following a shooting at Hair Trendsetters Beauty and Barber Shop at 3612 W. 16th St. on April 16, 2021, Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher Nugarus said at a bond hearing Tuesday.

Ishmael Simpson | Chicago police

8th. New details emerge after Purdue University student killed in residence hall Varun Manish Chheda, an Indianapolis native and a senior in the College of Science, was killed inside the McCutcheon Hall residence hall at Purdue University. Ji Min Sha, the 22-year-old suspect, was taken into custody and preliminarily charged with murder after university officials said the roommate made a 911 call at 12:44 am ET regarding the death.

Roommate arrested in murder of Purdue University student

A Purdue University student was killed in his dorm room, and the victim’s roommate has been arrested, school officials said on Wednesday.

9. New Chicago exhibit teaches museum-goers about haunted dolls for Halloween Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago History Museum is putting some of its creepiest dolls on display to help teach Chicago history. When you say dolls, you probably think of Ken and Barbie, Raggedy Ann or maybe even Bratz. But if your tastes run more to Chucky, you’ll be right at home this month at the Chicago History Museum.

New Chicago exhibit teaches museum-goers about haunted dolls for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago History Museum is putting some of its creepiest dolls on display to help teach Chicago history.

10 Illinois Congressman Sean Casten reveals cause of death of teen daughter According to a statement released by the family, Gwen died of sudden cardiac arrhythmia. After she passed away, Casten said Gwen was a happy and healthy young woman who was looking forward to starting her freshman year at the University of Vermont.

Rep. Sean Casten releases statement on teen daughter’s death

Illinois Congressman Sean Casten is speaking out about the death of his 17-year-old daughter.

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