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Cracking down on a kid's cupcake business
Health officials in Illinois shut down an 11-year-old's cupcake business — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
 
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Health officials in Madison County, Ill., shut down an 11-year-old girl's cupcake business for not following laws regulating food establishments. Sixth-grader Chloe Stirling, who makes about $200 per month selling cupcakes, was told she would need to set up her own kitchen to continue her business. "A separate kitchen? Obviously we can't do that," said Chloe's frustrated mother, Heather Stirling.

 
Samantha Rollins is TheWeek.com's news editor. She has previously worked for The New York Times and TIME and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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