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Delayed Twinkies Shipment Expected in Palos Heights Tonight

More than 100 people came to the Palos Heights Jewel on Tuesday, expecting the sweet treat. Police were called when store management became concerned the crowd might revolt after finding out there were no Twinkies.

A shipment of Twinkies that was scheduled to arrive Tuesday is expected to hit shelves tonight at the Jewel-Osco in Palos Heights.

Jewel confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the shipment will come sometime between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The Palos Heights store is among 40 stores throughout the Chicago area scheduled to receive Twinkies tonight, said Karen May, executive communications manager for Jewel-Osco.

Palos Heights police were called to the store Tuesday after management worried the more than 100 people gathered waiting for the Hostess-brand confections would become unruly when the delayed shipment was announced.

“There was no riot. Nobody was upset," said Palos Heights Deputy Chief Dave Delaney.

The Jewel-Osco in Palos Park sold out of Twinkies on Tuesday night.

Hostess began liquidating in November after a bankruptcy court judge ruled the company could sell off assets. The company has confirmed that this will be its last batch of Twinkies.

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Nick Swedberg December 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM
This is a national story and a crowd of people is involved. I think drawing attention to it is warranted. Plus, the delivery is expected tonight. So, it makes sense to let people know right away.
Tim Moore December 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, Nick Swedberg.
Nick Swedberg December 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Right on, Tim. Thanks!
Tim Moore December 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Yeah, we ain't got much goin' on in PH. The biggest local news stories of the last several months have mostly been about food and people's opinions about the food. The new Jewel opens and everyone can't find stuff as easily as they could in the old one. The new Wendy's opens and everyone loves it. The new McDonald's opens and everyone thinks it stinks just the like old one. Hostess goes out of business and people get testy when the last Twinkies are delayed. Gosh, I love this place.
South side Native December 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Continue the breaking news alerts...they're more interesting than the latest home sales and police reports.

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