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We 'Dressed Up' Our Office As Chicago Neighborhoods For Halloween

By Linze Rice | October 27, 2017 2:59pm
 This week, the DNAinfo newsroom "dressed up" as different neighborhoods for Halloween. Of course, our creative team made the biggest transformation. Check out the makeover, and tell us how you celebrate Halloween at work. 
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DOWNTOWN — DNAinfo is obsessed with Chicago's neighborhoods. So when it came time to "dress up" for Halloween, we decided to stick to what we know. 

Creative Director Sarah Sears and her team spearheaded "Haunted Hoods," a contest that called on the entire DNAinfo Chicago staff to transform their workspaces into the neighborhood of their choice.

For the most part, the editorial side of the operation failed spectacularly (we'll stick to the words). But check out the incredible creativity that happened on the other side of the room: 

DNAinfo Creative Director Sarah Sears spearheaded the office makeover, since grouchy editors have no Halloween spirit. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo's creative team completely transformed their cubicles into Logan Square. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo's creative team transformed their cubes into Logan Square. Sadly, Boiler Room does not deliver to our office, but they did make sure to get the PBR/Jameson they're known for. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice]

DNAinfo's creative team completely transformed their cubicles into Logan Square. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo's sales team transformed their desks into a spooky version of Chatham. The headstones represent musicians from Chicago's South Side. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

The sales team's Chatham section featured a zombie Chance.  [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo Senior Copywriter Gloria Valadez and Junior Designer Erin Saltsgaver worked to transform the creative team's space into Logan Square. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo's advertising team transformed their cubes into Boystown. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo's advertising team transformed their cubes into Boystown. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

DNAinfo's creative team completely transformed their cubicles into Logan Square. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

Nobel Laureate Brian Asner (ok, he's really the Strategy Director at Neighborhood Factor but ya never know) hangs out in the University of Chicago Pub. He and colleague Lisa Doi transformed their area into Hyde Park's academic hub.  [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

The Obamas made an appearance in the Hyde Park section of the newsroom. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

Office Manager Patrick Tufano transformed his desk into Uptown, featuring a lot of goodies he snagged at Shake, Rattle and Read before it closed. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

Office Manager Patrick Tufano transformed his desk into Uptown, featuring a lot of goodies he snagged at Shake, Rattle and Read before it closed. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

Office Manager Patrick Tufano transformed his desk into Uptown, featuring a lot of goodies he snagged at Shake, Rattle and Read before it closed. [DNAinfo/Linze Rice] 

Deputy Editor Jen Sabella has a feral cat colony in her Irving Park yard, so Managing Editor Shamus Toomey wanted her to feel more at home. [DNAinfo/Jen Sabella] 

Check out more photos in the slideshow above!  

Does your office go all out for Halloween? We'd love to showcase your skills! Whether you do a team costume or in-office decorating bonanza, send your photos to us at chicagonewsroom@dnainfo.com or tweet at us.