How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter Storage

Winter is right around the corner, are you ready to get your boat safely stored away before the elements hit? Fear not, the friendly staff at Storage Solutions Limestone are here to help with everything you need to get your boat ready for winter storage!

Step 1: Change Your Oil

To avoid corroding the engine, change the filter and flush it out so that no water remains, then add the new oil. This is often overlooked and could save your boat’s life!

Step 2: Refresh The Coolant System

Empty the current coolant and clean with fresh water. Pour in the fresh antifreeze, paying attention to dilute it properly. This will make sure your engine doesn’t freeze or corrode.

Step 3: Spray with Fogging Oil

While your engine is turning over, spray fogging oil into the carburetor. This will protect the moving parts from the harsh winter elements.

winter storage
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Step 4: Remove Drive Belts

Prevent your drive belts from cracking under pressure by loosening them or taking them off completely before you take your beloved boat down to storage.

Step 5: Grease the Steering Mechanism

To make sure your boat is ready to go when winter has passed, grease the steering mechanism and keep everything moist. Also make sure the joints are covered.

Step 6: Disconnect the Battery

Make sure you disconnect your boat’s battery to ensure it doesn’t die out while it’s in winter storage. Many people forget this only to find there boat has ran out of juice once Spring rolls around. Don’t fall victim to this, think ahead now!

Step 7: Fill your Gas Tank

Fill your gas tank up to avoid condensation that can build up and corrode the tank. Tip: add gasoline stabilizer to make sure your fuel is ready when you take the boat out of storage.

Step 8: Seal Exhaust Ports on Inboard Boats

Cover the exhaust openings on your boat to make sure no unwanted critters turn your boat into a home during the winter. Duct tape should get the job done.

Step 9: Take Care of the Interior

Any electronics left on the boat are vulnerable to the conditions while it’s in storage. Take anything you don’t want to freeze out of the boat and don’t forget anything canvas, leather, or fabric that could catch mold or mildew.

Step 10: Wash and Wax

Clean the boat well inside and out, and then apply wax afterwards. Wax will protect your boat from rust and the harsh conditions in general.

Step 11: Use a Cover

And finally, put a nice cover on the boat to make sure it is nice and snug this winter. The cover will protect from dirt, dust, and moisture.

winter storage
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If you follow these steps you will have your beautiful boat ready to go when the snow melts! Our Storage Solutions Limestone location has everything you need to make your boat winter storage process a breeze.

River North Halloween: Best Events In Town

Are you ready for Halloween River North? Get out there with your friends and family for a ghouly good time with these River North Halloween events near you.

River North Halloween Crawl

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am
Location: 155 West Kinzie St

Kick off Halloween weekend with a night of fun at the best bars River North has to offer! Put your best costume forward and see the following bars: 10 Pin, 25 Degrees, Bar Louie, Clark St. Ale House, Concrete Cowboy, Dick’s Last Resort, Fado, Hubbard Inn, Ironside, Kerryman, Moe’s Cantina, Old Crow Smokehouse, O’Leary’s Public House, Public House, and Tunnel & Underground. Tickets go for only $10 and come with a light buffet, gift cards to use during the crawl, and more!

Directions to the crawl from our close & convenient U-Stor-It South Loop location:

  1. Head north on S Wabash Ave toward E Harrison St
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Harrison St
  3. Turn right onto S State St
  4. Turn left onto W Harrison St
  5. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto S Dearborn St
  6. Turn left onto W Kinzie St
  7. Arrive at the bar crawl on your left

 Haunted Hotel Bash

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 10:00pm-3:00am
Location: Hard Rock Hotel Chicago

Haunted Hotel in Chicago? What better way to spend your Halloween! The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is throwing the Haunted Hotel Bash and its guaranteed to be the most rocking party in town. Tickets are currently going for $20. Celebrity DJs, a $1000 costume contest, and much more await party-goers.

River North Halloween
https://www.groupon.com/biz/chicago/chicago-halloween-parties

Directions from our close by U-Stor-It South Loop location:

  1. Head south on S Wabash Ave toward E Balbo Ave
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Balbo Ave
  3. Turn left onto S Michigan Ave
  4. Turn left onto E Wacker Pl
  5. The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago will be on your left

2017 Halloween Day Crawl

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm
Location: 149 West Kinzie Street

Ghouls and goblins come out during the day too! If you’re not a late-night type, there is a spooky daytime bar crawl available as well. Why wait until nighttime to enjoy your Halloween? Tickets run for $20 and include a brunch buffet, gift cards, a costume contest and more.

Directions to the day crawl from our U-Stor-It South Loop location:

  1. Head north on S Wabash Ave toward E Harrison St
  2. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Harrison St
  3. Turn right onto S State St
  4. Turn left onto W Harrison St
  5. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto S Dearborn St
  6. Turn left onto W Kinzie St
  7. Arrive at the bar crawl on your left

Elmhurst Halloween Events: Which Will You Choose?

Elmhurst does Halloween right! With FREE screenings of “Minions” and Trunk or Treat events all over the Village, there is definitely something for everyone this Elmhurst Halloween Season!

Spooky Stories and Songs of the Season

Date: October 20th and 21st, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: First United Methodist Church at 232 S. York St.

Something we have not seen at all in the suburbs this Halloween is a stage performance! Join the Green Man Theatre in their two night performance of Spooky Stories and Songs of the Season! The show is aimed at a more mature audience. Although it may not be appropriate for elementary school students, however it will be perfect for someone in middle school or older range and adults.

Dare to try something new this Halloween? Here are directions to the production at the First United Methodist Church from U-Stor-It Elmhurst!

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Elmhurst parking lot, head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. Turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 N
  4. Turn right onto St Charles Rd
  5. Turn left onto S York St
  6. The First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst will be on the left

First United Methodist Church
232 S York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126


Elmhurst Halloween BOO~tiful Saturday

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 9:00am
Location: Elmhurst City Centre

Elmhurst City Centre is definitely the place to be this Halloween Weekend. From 9am and into the afternoon, the Village has many spooky plans for local kids! With activities ranging from Halloween Crafts, Trick-Or-Treating, and a FREE showing of “Minions” at the York Theatre – it is sure to be a fantastic time! See below for more information on where and when to be!

FREE SHOWING of “Minions”
9:00am – 11:00am
York Theatre

Trick-Or Treating
11:00am-11:00pm
Village of Elmhurst

FREE Balloon Animals, Dancing, DJ
10:00am-1:00pm
Elmhurst City Centre Plaza

FREE Halloween Crafts
11:00am-1:00pm
Location 1: Southeast corner of York and Third
Location 2: Southeast corner of York and Park

Need help finding the fun? Start at U-Stor-It Elmhurst and follow the directions below.

Directions to Elmhurst City Centre

  1. From U-Stor-It Elmhurst, head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. Turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 N
  4. Turn right onto St Charles Rd
  5. Turn left onto S York St
  6. The Elmhurst York Theatre will be on the left

York Theatre
150 N York Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

Directions to Elmhurst City Centre

  1. Leaving the U-Stor-It Elmhurst parking lot, head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. Turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 N
  4. Turn right onto St Charles Rd
  5. Turn left onto S York St
  6. Elmhurst City Centre will be on the right

Elmhurst City Centre
147 N York Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Immanual Lutheran Church & School

By now it’s pretty common knowledge that Trunk Or Treat events are the best way to score lots and lots of candy. Shorter distances between cars (instead of houses) means quicker candy pick ups! Join the Immanual Lutheran Church & School of Elmhurst at their FREE Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 28th! Families, local businesses, and more are welcome to decorate their cars in fun Halloween themes and hand out candy to local children!

Note: Hot Dog lunches will be available from some of the of the Event Trunks!

Can’t wait to fill your pillow bag full of sweets? Follow the directions below to get to Immanual Lutheran Church & School from U-Stor-It Elmhurst!

  1. After exiting the U-Stor-It Elmhurst parking lot, head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. Turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 N
  4. Turn right onto E N Ave/North Ave
  5. Turn right onto N Michigan St
  6. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E 3rd St
  7. The Immanual Lutheran Church & School will be on the right

Immanuel Lutheran School
142 E 3rd St
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Lombard Halloween: What To Do!

From a Monster Bash to Trick-Or-Treating, we’ve compiled the best upcoming events headed your way this Halloween!

Monster Bash at the Lombard Park District

Date: October 19th, 2017
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Sunset Knoll Recreation Center

Can’t wait for Halloween? The Lombard Park District is hosting its own Monster Bash at the Sunset Knoll Recreation Center. Enjoy ghoulish games and twisted treats October 19th, 2017! This is a great event to sport your new costume at!

Can’t find the Sunset Knoll Recreation Center? Follow these directions from U-Stor-It Elmhurst!

  1. Head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. After leaving the parking lot of U-Stor-It Elmhurst, turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 S
  4. Slight right to merge onto IL-38 W/E Roosevelt Rd
  5. Turn right onto S Finley Rd
  6. Turn left
  7. Sunset Knoll Recreation Center and Park will be on the left

Sunset Knoll Recreation Center and Park
820 Finley Rd,
Lombard, IL 60148


Calvary’s Spooktacular Halloween Party

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Calvary Episcopal Church of Lombard

Food, Drinks, Games, Raffles, and Costume Contests! What more could you want. This Halloween weekend, join the Calvary Episcopal Church of Lombard for their Spooktacular Halloween Party. Invite your family and friends for a fun night out and don’t forget your costume!

Interested in helping? Donations of drinks, food, and money can all be accepted by the church.

Want in? Here are directions from U-Stor-It Elmhurst!

  1. Head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. Turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 N
  4. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto St Charles Rd
  5. Turn left onto S Highland Ave
  6. Turn right onto E Maple St

Calvary Episcopal Church, Lombard
105 W Maple St
Lombard, IL 60148


Lombard Halloween Trick-Or-Treating

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Location: Lombard, IL 60148

Planning on having a more traditional Halloween? Pop in an old VHS of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, grab a bowl of candy corn, and let the kids hit the streets in their most gruesome costumes!

Note: The Village of Lombard urges parents to keep all Trick-Or-Treating between the hours of 3:00-7:00pm this Halloween.

Don’t have a costume yet? Check out the Goodwill on E Roosevelt Rd. Here are directions from U-Stor-It Elmhurst.

  1. After leaving the parking lot of U-Stor-It Elmhurst, head north on Frontage Rd toward S Riverside Dr
  2. Turn left onto S Riverside Dr
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto IL-83 S
  4. Slight right to merge onto IL-38 W/E Roosevelt Rd
  5. Goodwill of Lombard will be on the left

Goodwill Store and Donation Center
351 E Roosevelt Rd
Lombard, IL 60148

Morgan Park Halloween: 3 Events This Fall

Morgan Park residents – are you ready for this holiday season? Fall is in full swing and Halloween is here. Make sure to get out to these Morgan Park Halloween events to keep the whole family entertained.

Get Spooky

Date: October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Beverly Arts Center

This FREE annual event at Beverly Arts Center is a kid-friendly Haunted Theater, or “not-so-spooky haunted house”. There will be crafts, treats, costumes, games, music and more!

Our convenient U-Stor-It Beverly location is so close you could walk there! Directions are as follows:

  1. Head east on W 111th St toward S Maplewood Ave
  2. Arrive at the Beverly Arts Center on your right

Pumpkin Patch at Kennedy

Date: October 22nd, 2017
Time: Noon-4:00pm
Location: Kennedy Park

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned pumpkin patch? This Sunday, join your neighbors for a goblin good time at the Kennedy Park Pumpkin Patch! It will be a goblin good time with pony rides, food, games, arts & crafts, treats, face painting, hayrides and more! The kids will love this afternoon in the park and all their favorite animals.

Directions from our U-Stor-It Beverly location:

  1. Head east on W 111th St
  2. Turn right toward S Maplewood Ave
  3. Turn right onto S Maplewood Ave
  4. Turn right onto W 113th St
  5. Arrive at Kennedy Park on your right

Michael McDermott’s Halloweensteen

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Beverly Arts Center

Morgan Park Halloween
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Music fan? Kick off Halloween right with the Duke Street Kings featuring Michael McDermott as they rock out to The Boss’s greatest hits! The show is $30 for general admission, and $27 if you’re a Beverly Arts Center member.

Our convenient U-Stor-It Beverly location is so close you could walk there! Directions are as follows:

  1. Head east on W 111th St toward S Maplewood Ave
  2. Arrive at the Beverly Arts Center on your right

Streeterville Halloween 2017: Best Events This Year

Fall is here, the leaves are changing and Halloween is right around the corner! Streeterville residents, do you have plans for this year’s spooky holiday? Don’t worry, we have you covered with all the best Streeterville Halloween events this year.

31st Annual Streeterville Dog Halloween Party

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 8:30am-10:00am
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art

Streeterville Halloween
https://mcachicago.org/Calendar/2017/10/31st-Annual-Streeterville-Dog-Halloween-Party

For the impressive 31st year in a row, the Streeterville Dog Halloween Party is back! The free event will feature the best pups Streeterville has to offer all dressed up in fantastic halloween costumes, and of course a dog costume contest. Please enter the MCA’s Sculpture Garden through the east entrance and bring a dog toy to contribute to the costume contest. (Every dog brings a prize, every dog gets a prize.)

Directions from our convenient U-Stor-It South Loop facility:
1. Head north on S Wabash Ave toward E Harrison St
2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Harrison St
3. Turn right onto E Congress Pkwy
4. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto S Columbus Dr
5. Turn left onto E Chicago Ave
6. Turn right onto N Mies Van Der Rohe Way
7. Arrive at the Museum of Contemporary Art


Fright Flicks

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 3pm and 5:30pm
Location: Navy Pier

Bring a blanket and some friends to the Navy Pier for Fright Flicks, a FREE outdoor screening of Halloween favorites! On the 28th, there will be a double feature with Monster House playing at 3pm and Beetlejuice playing at 5:30pm. The pier will also have free treats for guest while supplies last.

Directions from our convenient U-Stor-It South Loop facility:
1. Head south on S Wabash Ave toward E Balbo Ave
2. Take S Michigan AveE Jackson DrS Lake Shore Dr and Lower North Lake Shore Dr to E Grand Ave
3. Turn right onto E Grand Ave
4. Arrive at Navy Pier


Halloween Fireworks Show

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 9:30pm
Location: Navy Pier

Free and open to the public, enjoy the Navy Pier’s Halloween Fireworks Show presented by Miller Lite! This spooktacular display will be a must see, as Lake Michigan is lit up to start off the holiday season.

Directions from our convenient U-Stor-It South Loop facility:
1. Head south on S Wabash Ave toward E Balbo Ave
2. Take S Michigan AveE Jackson DrS Lake Shore Dr and Lower North Lake Shore Dr to E Grand Ave
3. Turn right onto E Grand Ave
4. Arrive at Navy Pier

Stone Park Halloween Events Near You!

With Free Pumpkins, Nightclub Costume Parties, and Trick-Or-Treating events scheduled, Stone Park has plenty of Halloween festivities for your this year!

Free Pumpkins at Proviso Community Bank

Date: October 25th, 2017 – October 31st, 2017
Time: Business Hours
Location: Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park

I think we are all fans of FREE PUMPKINS! Stop by Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park with your child to pick up a pumpkin fit for carving! Supplies is sure to be limited, so get there early!

Want a pumpkin? Follow these directions from U-Stor-It Melrose Park to Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park.

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Melrose Park parking lot, head east toward Janice Ave
  2. Turn left toward Mannheim Rd
  3. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  4. Turn left onto W Le Moyne St
  5. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  6. Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park will be on the left

Proviso Community Bank of Stone Park
1759 Mannheim Rd
Stone Park, IL 60165


Toby Love Live (Halloween Costume Party)

Date: October 28th, 2017
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Mansion Nightclub

Toby Love is back this Halloween weekend, bringing you a Halloween Costume Party to remember! Hosted at the Mansion Nightclub in Stone Park, throw on your best Halloween costume and get ready for a night of fun! Early Bird tickets start at just $15.05!

Want in on the Halloween Costume Party, directions to Mansion Nightclub are below from U-Stor-It Melrose Park!

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Melrose Park parking lot, Continue to W N Ave/W North Ave
  2. Continue on W N Ave to W North Ave. Take the exit toward US-12 E/US-45 S from W N Ave/W North Ave
  3. Continue onto W North Ave
  4. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  5. Continue on Division St to your destination, Mansion Nightclub

Mansion Nightclub
3801 W Lake St
Melrose Park, IL 60165


Village of Stone Park Halloween

Trick-or-Treating and Family Party

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:00-7:00pm
Location: Casa Italia at 37th and Soffel Ave

This Halloween the Village of Stone Park, Mayor Mazzulla, Clerk Cassidy-Hatchet, and the Board of Trustees are presenting their own Halloween Trick-or-Treating and Family Party. Village officials will be attending and handing out candy to all of the ghouls, gremlins, and ghosts in attendance! This is a family event with a costume parade, piñata, and plenty of refreshments provided.

Can’t fight your sweet tooth? Below are directions to the Village of Stone Park Halloween Trick-or-Treating and Family Party from U-Stor-It Melrose Park!

  1. After leaving the U-Stor-It Melrose Park parking lot, Continue to W N Ave/W North Ave
  2. Continue on W N Ave to W North Ave. Take the exit toward US-12 E/US-45 S from W N Ave/W North Ave
  3. Continue onto W North Ave
  4. Turn right onto Mannheim Rd
  5. Continue on Division St. Drive to N 39th Ave

Casa Italia
1621 N 39th Ave
Stone Park, IL 60165

Melrose Park Halloween: What Should I Do?

Can’t wait for a real Melrose Park Halloween experience? Follow our guide to Halloween events happening around Melrose Park, Illinois this October!

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago

Date: October 18th, 2017 and November 4th, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am
Location: 1940 George St., Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

The Award Winning 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago is back to scare the masses! With attractions this year that include Cursed Purgatory and Dead End District: Freakshow there is sure to be something scary for everyone! Make sure to take heed of their disclaimer: “WARNING! EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.” For people addicted to an adrenaline rush, that disclaimer alone is intriguing enough. Tickets start at just $19.99!

For those strong enough to handle the 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago, here are directions from U-Stor-It Melrose Park.

  1. After leaving from U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W N Ave/W North Ave
  4. Continue to follow W North Ave
  5. Turn left onto George St
  6. The 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago will be on the left

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago
1940 George St
Melrose Park, IL 60160


Annual Haunted House on Hirsch

Date: October 27th, 2017 and October 28th, 2017
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Presenting its Annual Haunted House on Hirsch, The VPD Maintenance Team is excited to invite families and friends to a spooky evening of fun! Throw on your best Halloween costume and join the party with a movie and pizza! Admission is only $2!

Need a good scare or just a slice of pizza? Follow the directions below from U-Stor-It Melrose Park to find the Melrose Park Haunted House!

  1. After leaving from U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W N Ave/W North Ave
  4. Continue to follow W North Ave
  5. Turn right onto N 19th Ave
  6. Turn left onto W Hirsch St
  7. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto N 17th Ave
  8. Bulger Park will be on the right

Bulger Park
1601 Hirsch Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160


Melrose Park’s Fright Night!

Date: October 27th, 2017
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Bulger Park, Melrose Park

Join your friends and family for an evening of fun-filled fear! Activities at this year’s Fright Night will include ghoulish games, creepy crafts, and a giant jump house! Children will receive a juice and hot dog, while supplies last. This is a free family event for local students in grades K-6. Don’t forget your costume!

Want to join? Directions to Bulger Park from U-Stor-It Melrose Park are below!

  1. After leaving from U-Stor-It Melrose Park , head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W N Ave/W North Ave
  4. Continue to follow W North Ave
  5. Turn right onto N 19th Ave
  6. Turn left onto W Hirsch St
  7. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto N 17th Ave
  8. Bulger Park will be on the right

Bulger Park
1601 Hirsch Ave
Melrose Park, IL 60160

Northlake Halloween Events

Northlake Halloween are hard to come by, which is why we have compiled the best Halloween events near you in Northlake, Illinois. Don’t forget to bring your costume, because you’re going to need it!

Northlake Public Library Halloween Party

Date: October 26th, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Northlake Public Library

Can’t wait for Halloween? Kids and families are invited to Northlake Public Library’s Halloween Party Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 6:00-7:30pm. The event will include carving pumpkins, eating the spookiest of snacks, and of course a goulish screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas (for those of you who can’t wait for Christmas to come sooner). The festivities will be held in the library’s lower level in the Program Room! Don’t forget your costume!

Directions to the Northlake Public Library from U-Stor-It Melrose Park are as follows

  1. After exiting U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W North Ave
  4. Turn right onto N Wolf Rd
  5. The Northlake Public Library will be on the right

Northlake Public Library
231 N Wolf Rd
Northlake, IL 60164


St. John the Baptist Halloween Party

Date: October 27th, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: St. John the Baptist Hall

Join the Northlake St. John the Baptist Hall for a fantastic evening of Costume Contests, Trick-Or-Treating, Arts & Crafts, snacks, and so much more! Tickets are just $10 for anyone 4 years and older. Contact the Church for more details and tickets.

Note: Guest are invited to participate in a Dessert Pot-Luck!

Directions to the St. John the Baptist Hall from U-Stor-It Melrose Park are as follows

  1. Walk West on W North Ave for about 2 minutes
  2. Arrive at the corner of North Ave & Janice Ave
  3. John the Baptist Hall will be on your right.

St. John the Baptist Hall
200 E N Ave
Northlake, IL 60164


Northlake Halloween Trick-Or-Treating

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 3:00-6:30pm
Location: Northlake, Illinois

Have you already watched every Nightmare on Elm Street movie and now can’t think of a better option to spend your time this Halloween? Why not go Trick-Or-Treating? Pick out an old costume and the hit the streets with your friends and family this October 31st! The Village of Northlake asks that you keep your Trick-Or-Treating festivities between the hours of 3:00-6:30pm on Halloween.

Have some time to pick out a costume? Here are directions to Northlake’s Walmart from U-Stor-It Melrose Park

  1. After exiting U-Stor-It Melrose Park, head west toward S 46th Ave
  2. Turn left onto S 46th Ave
  3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto W North Ave
  4. Turn left onto N Hillside Ave
  5. Walmart of Northlake will be on the left

Walmart of Northlake
137 W North Ave
Northlake, IL 60164

Merrionette Park Halloween: Upcoming Events This Fall

Fall is in full stride Merrionette Park! Are you ready for Halloween? We have you covered with all the Merrionette Park Halloween events to have a great time close to home.

Kids Halloween Party

Date: October 26th, 2017
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: 115 Bourbon Street

Kids of all ages are welcome to attend 115 Bourbon Street’s Halloween Party! Parents, bring your little ghouls and goblins on over for a night of dancing to today’s favorite kid’s songs, fun games to win prizes, and a costume contest to see who went above and beyond this Halloween. Tickets go for $12 per child and $6 per adult – Buy your tickets today because this event is likely to sell out!

Directions to the event from our close by U-Stor-It Beverly location are as follows:

  1. Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave
  2. Turn left onto S Kedzie Ave
  3. Turn right onto W 115th St
  4. Arrive at 115 Bourbon Street on your left

Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Annual Halloween Walk

Date: October 31st, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: On Kedzie Ave from 103rd to 112th

The Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is back to host their Annual Halloween Walk! Trick or treat local Mt. Greenwood businesses with family and friends and support your local community at the same time! Children ages 10 and under are welcome to join, accompanied by an adult of course. Look for the pumpkin poster in store windows to know which stores are participating!

Merrionette Park Halloween
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Directions to the event from U-Stor-It Beverly are as follows:

  1. Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave
  2. Turn right onto S Kedzie Ave
  3. Arrive at the Halloween Walk

A Haunted Tour in the South Chicagoland

Date: October 20th, 2017
Time: 8:00pm-Midnight
Location: 115 Bourbon Street

Graveside Tours will be hosting a haunted bus tour of the scary sights and bars of Merrionette Park! The tour will begin at 115 Bourbon Street and the sights visited will be Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery​, St. James Catholic Church and Cemetery (Monks Castle), Resurrection Mary​, Maple Lake and more. The bars include The Irish Legend Pub & Restaurant​, that is known for Paranormal activity and Chet’s Melody Lounge’s known for sightings of Resurrection Mary. Must be 21 and over for this one, and tickets are on sale for $40.

Directions to the event from our close by U-Stor-It Beverly location are as follows:

  1. Head west on W 111th St toward S Talman Ave
  2. Turn left onto S Kedzie Ave
  3. Turn right onto W 115th St
  4. Arrive at 115 Bourbon Street on your left