Hostess Twinkies. (Credit: Susanna Song)

Hostess Closing Twinkie Bakery In Schiller Park Again

For the second time in less than two years, Hostess is closing the Schiller Park bakery the famous Twinkie snack cake was invented.


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How To Celebrate Fat Tuesday In Chicago

It’s Mardi Gras time and hopefully that means the Polar Vortex is coming to an end. To celebrate Fat Tuesday in Chicago, here are a few local bars to ring in the occasion!


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Someone You Should Know: Custom Cake-Maker Jordyn Gaines

CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to a master-baker who’s all of 20 years old.


The 'cat cake.' (Credit: Gambrel Family)

Bakery Blunder Makes ‘Cat Cake’ A Viral Sensation

Of all the cat memes on the Internet, this one takes the cake.



Best Bread Bakeries In Chicago

When I think of really good bread, I picture Paris. Having the ability to pick up a nice, fresh baguette on your way home from work to bring to your family each night. The crunchiness on the outside and the softness in the inside is what makes it so Parisian. But in Chicago, we have to do without that elegance. There are a few bakeries here though, that are doing bread right.


Workers prepare Hostess Twinkies for packaging at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility April 20, 2005 in Schiller Park. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Twinkies Could Disappear If Hostess Liquidates Amid Labor Strife

The flagship Hostess product, the Twinkie, was invented by Schiller Park bakery manager James Dewar in 1930 under a precursor company, Continental Baking Co.


Fraiche Bakery

Chef Agrees To Return Recipes To Bakery After Lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the owner of an Evanston bakery, who was suing a chef who quit and took the recipes with her when she left.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012


Activists Protest Bakery Over ‘Crack’ Bar, Remarks About Humboldt Park

Members of the Latino community in the Humboldt Park neighborhood are not the slightest bit amused by a bakery’s choice of names for one of its desserts.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Nicko Grayson is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. (Chicago Police Department)

Charges Dropped In Triple Murder Outside Chatham Bakery

Nicko Grayson was accused of killing three people Nov. 5, including a young mother who had just returned to a car with a cake for her 2-year-old daughter’s birthday.


Rolf's Patisserie

Rolf’s Bakery Workers: We Were Left Out In The Cold

More than 100 people who worked at Rolf’s Patisserie are suing the owners of the Lincolnwood bakery following its abrupt closure last month.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012


Best Artisan Breads In Chicago

There’s no reason to settle for spongy white bread – Chicago has a number of fantastic bakers, so we’ve tried to round up the cream of the crop.


Travion Trapp

Parolee Charged In Robbery Of Oak Park Bakery

A 19-year-old parolee from the West Side has been charged with robbing the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Oak Park and locking a clerk in the basement.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

Kaufman's Bakery & Delicatessen in Skokie was forced to close after a fire on Nov. 6, 2011, damaged the popular deli. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Skokie Deli Plans To Reopen ‘Better And Stronger’ After Fire

It may be a while before a landmark Skokie deli and bakery reopens after a devastating fire over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

The Pasieka Bakery was gutted in a Monday fire. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Extra-Alarm Fire Strikes Polish Bakery In Avondale

An extra-alarm fire broke out Monday morning at a longtime Polish bakery on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. Locals say the demise of the business is a blow the neighborhood’s rich heritage.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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Guide To Family Fun In Uptown

If you’re feeling like a taste of Asian culture, head to Uptown’s New Chinatown, Little Saigon, or simply the Argyle Street District, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


(Photo: Chicago Condos) credit: Berger Park Playground

Family Fun Guide: Edgewater

Summer is the best time to visit Edgewater and experience what living by the lake really means. Check out this go-to family fun guide.


Rolf's Patisserie

Rolf’s Bakery To Reopen After Tainted Desserts Sickened 100

A north suburban bakery will reopen Jan. 3 after voluntarily recalling deserts after health officials linked tainted holiday treats to four recent outbreaks of foodborne illness which sickened at least 100 people.


Photo Of Sara Lee Sign. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Sara Lee Selling Its Bread Business To Bimbo

Downers Grove-based Sara Lee is selling its fresh bakery unit as it looks to concentrate more on its coffee and meat businesses. About 13,000 employees will be transferred.


Macarons from Floriole. (credit:

Best Bakeries In Chicago

People love their sweets, and in Chicago bakeries have taken it to the next level.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2010