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Dan’s Homemade Candies in Mokena offers pre-assorted boxes of chocolates, caramels and creams for around $24.50 for a 1 pound box. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
11:49 am CST November 27, 2017

So many things have changed since 1919 that it is pointless to even begin to mention what some of those things are.

But at least two things have remained the same in the southwest suburbs: Dan’s Homemade Candies and the way those candies are made.

In 1991, Richard and Carol Nelson purchased Dan’s from a family friend. The Nelsons ran the business for 16 years before turning it over to their own daughters in 2007. They continue to own and manage the store’s three locations between Joliet and Mokena.