- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Tens of thousands people are expected to take part in a second annual Halloween parade and festival in Chicago over the weekend.

The Chicago Cultural Mile Association says the main Saturday parade was slated to include 5,000 people in 80 parade units.

The parade was set to head north along Columbus Drive. The festival earlier in the day was showcasing more than 170 local artisans.

Organizers say more than 200,000 people took part in the inaugural event last year.

Others involved in the event include the Field Museum of Natural History and the Adler Planetarium.

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