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Dark Barrel Latte: Starbucks Has No Immediate Plan To Serve Beer-Flavored Drink In Chicago

While Starbucks has confirmed it is test-marketing a new stout-flavored latte, the coffee giant has no immediate plans to offer the drink in the Chicago area.

09/24/2014

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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.

08/20/2014

Sheldon Lavin (R), CEO of the OSI Group, and OSI president David McDonald (L) attend a press conference over the recent expired meat scandal in Shanghai on July 28, 2014. McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu, it was reported on July 28, after the key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.  Authorities in Shanghai just over a week ago shut a plant owned by privately-held OSI Group for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product and later detained five officials from the OSI subsidiary which operated it, Shanghai Husi Food Co. (Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Meat Supplier: China Unit Fell Short Of Standards

OSI Group, based in Aurora, Illinois, will create a “quality control center” at its Shanghai Husi Food Co., and will spend 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) on a food safety education campaign. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC.

07/28/2014

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Starbucks To Offer More Than Caffeine Jolt, Rolls Out Wireless Chargers

While it isn’t in Chicago yet, Starbucks customers will soon be able to get a jolt of java and some juice for their wireless devices at the same time.

06/12/2014

A Starbucks in Edgewater is made of old shipping containers. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

A Starbucks On Every Street Corner? In Downtown Chicago, It’s Pretty Close

If you sometimes think there is a Starbucks on every corner in Chicago, that thought wouldn’t be far-fetched.

05/28/2014

A Starbucks in Edgewater is made of old shipping containers. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

New Edgewater Starbucks Made Of Recycled Shipping Containers

The grand opening is today for Chicago’s only Starbucks location that’s made of recycled shipping containers.

10/15/2013

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Man Faces Drug Charges After Friend Found Locked In Starbucks Restroom

A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was found locked in the bathroom of a Geneva Starbucks, surrounded by packets of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle. A friend was later charged after apparently trying to hide the drugs from police.

06/13/2013

An artist's rendering of the proposed Starbucks in Edgewater. (Credit: Starbucks)

Starbucks Made Of Old Shipping Containers Coming To Chicago

There seems to be a Starbucks on just about every corner, but a new store planned for the Edgewater neighborhood is unique.

01/30/2013

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Starbuck’s Howls, Forces ‘Starbarks’ Dog Company To Change Name

An Algonquin woman thought she had the perfect name for her business. But then along came a certain coffee giant from Seattle.

10/09/2012

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Best Darn Apple Cider Around Chicago

Nothing screams fall like apples! And when the weather starts to get a bit chilly, nothing warms us up like a hot cup of apple cider. Whether you find you need a mug while you’re out apple picking in the suburbs or just stopping to get one in the city, these places are offering up some of the best.

10/04/2012

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Starbucks Ditches Dye Made From Crushed Bugs

Coffee giant Starbucks has decided to not use a dye created with crushed insects in some of its beverage and food offerings.

04/19/2012

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Best Oatmeal In Chicago

Though Hallmark doesn’t make a card for this, I thought you’d like to know that January is officially, National Oatmeal Month. Look it up, it’s a thing! Jam-packed with fiber, protein and heart-saving super powers, oatmeal is the reason they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. No wonder it has its own month. Here are a few of the best places in Chicago to warm up with a cup of oatmeal. Happy oatmeal month!

01/23/2012

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New Starbucks Locations To Serve Beer, Wine

Starbucks now wants to be your first stop on the way home from work for happy hour.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

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Palatine Neighbors Protest Against Plan For New Starbucks

The Palatine Village Council has reversed itself, ordering another look at a plan to allow a Starbucks on Northwest Highway after residents voiced opposition.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

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Church Denies Being Anti-Gay After Starbucks CEO Cancels Speech

The pastor of South Barrington-based Willow Creek Community Church disputes claims made in an online petition which prompted the head of Starbucks to cancel a speaking engagement at a church-sponsored event.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

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Report: Starbucks, Caribou Coffee To Open New Chicago Area Locations

Coffee is big business in Chicago and across the country, and at least two companies plan to open more retail outlets in the very near future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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Free Coffee: Earth Day In Chicago Has Its Perks

Being green on this Earth Day comes with certain perks.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

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Starbucks CEO: How To Brew A Successful Business

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who leads the nation’s most prevalent coffee chain, talks with CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis while publicizing his new book.

04/11/2011

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Landmark Status Urged For Former Brewery

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks endorsed landmark status for five commercial buildings that used to contain taverns owned by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

04/07/2011

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Kraft, Starbucks In Dispute Over Coffee Distribution

Kraft Foods is seeking a preliminary injunction against Starbucks saying Monday that the coffee chain violated terms of a distribution deal.

12/06/2010

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