Candy

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Dentist Offers To Buy Leftover Halloween Candy

A local dentist is trying to save children’s teeth, and provide some treats to members of the U.S. military for the fifth year in a row.

11/03/2014

Vintage Confections owner Cheryl Carr  (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Vintage Confections

Tucked away inside a small store front in Clarendon Hills is a place Willy Wonka could be proud of.

10/20/2014

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Some Will Consider New Candy’s Name A Little Tasteless

Leaf Brands, the company that invented Jolly Ranchers and Whoppers, just walked away with the most Innovative Product Award at this year’s National Sweets and Snacks Show in Chicago.

05/22/2014

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Man Tries To Lure Girl, 9, Into SUV With Promise Of Candy: Police

A man approached the child in a red or maroon SUV and told her, “I have candy. If you want some, get in,” according to a Chicago Police Department community alert issued Friday.

11/29/2013

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Grayslake Kids Donate 300 Pounds Of Extra Halloween Candy To Troops

When two suburban teachers put out a call to their students for leftover trick-or-treat candy, they never expected what they got.

11/06/2013

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Best Places To Buy Mother’s Day Gifts In Chicago

Time’s ticking until Mother’s Day on May 12. Do you need help finding a gift? Check out the following independent stores for tips on what to get mom.

04/30/2013

Brandon Biggs, 23, has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, possession of cannabis/candy with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. (Credit: Elmhurst Police)

Elmhurst Man Arrested For Selling Candy-Laced Cannabis

An Elmhurst man has been arrested for selling cannabis, some laced with candy, to customers in the western suburb.

01/18/2013

Brandon Marshall makes a catch against Josh Normal.  (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Bears O, Obama, And Oh, Paterno Emails

When you have a Jay Cutler and a Brandon Marshall, an offensive coordinator can be—hell, probably should be—aggressive.

670 The Score–11/09/2012

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Healthy Candy Guide For Halloween

Despite having been exposed to delicious, healthy foods for almost their entire lives, my kids would still choose to swim in a vat of M&M candy and eat their weight in those little colorful bites were they given the opportunity (which is something nightmares are made of for this health-conscious mama)…

10/30/2012

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Best Healthy Treats (That Won’t Get You Egged)

This Halloween, take a healthier approach by offering something tasty with a nutritional benefit.

10/17/2012

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Pick-a-Side: What Is Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

Halloween is all about candy. And we all have our favorites. Tell us yours!

10/03/2012

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Exhibit Showcases History Of Chicago As Candy Capital

The Elmhurst Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit called “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital.”

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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Police Investigate Report Of Nail Found In Halloween Candy Bar

Police are investigating after a nail was found in a candy bar given to a child on Halloween in west suburban Wheaton.

11/14/2011

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Dentists Buy Back Kids’ Excess Halloween Candy

A visit to the dentist Tuesday could turn your leftover Halloween candy into cash.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2011

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Scary-Lookin’ Sweets For The Ghouls And Goblins

Let’s face it. Halloween is all about the sweets! Here are some tips on keeping the candy mayhem to a minimum and a few recipes for spooky lookin’ treats.

10/11/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Bucktown

Bucktown is a hip, urban neighborhood located on the north side of the city. With its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, it’s a great corner of the city to live in or visit for a day or evening of fun.

07/22/2011

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Police: Elderly Couple Wasn’t Out To Kidnap

Investigators in far west suburban Sugar Grove say they have gotten to the bottom of an attempted child abduction by an elderly couple.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

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Napping Worker Among Problems At Polling Places

Election officials were expecting very low turnout for Tuesday’s municipal elections. After the polls had closed at 7 p.m., only a handful of problems had been reported at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011