...it's a beautiful one! This October sure has been magnificent weather-wise. Can't beat it with a stick. Lots of awesome decorations abound for Halloween in the 'hood, and yesterday was our neighborhood Halloween parade where kids, parents, and animals all dress up, the Lane Tech Marching Band plays, Elmo and Fredbird lead the parade, and this year Clark the Cub made an appearance. It went from a small little neighborhood thing to a huge deal -- the crowd has been growing year after year and hundreds and hundreds of folks took over Roscoe Village yesterday for candy and fun. A jolly time, indeed, for one and all.