UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K Current Report Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 April 24, 2018 Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES, INC. (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its charter) Virginia (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) 001-01361 (Commission File Number) 22-1318955 (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) 7401 South Cicero Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60629 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code) 773-838-3400 (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code) Not Applicable (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: [__] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425) [__] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12) [__] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)) [__] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)) ITEM 2.02. RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION. On April 24, 2018, Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. issued a press release (the "release") announcing its results of operations and financial condition for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. A copy of the release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The information in the release and in this Item 2.02 is "furnished" and not "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the Securities Act of 1933 only if and to the extent such subsequent filing specifically references such information. Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (c) The following exhibit is furnished with this report: Exhibit 99.1 Press Release of Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., dated April 24, 2018. SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the under-signed thereunto duly authorized. April 24, 2018 TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES, INC. By: /S/G. HOWARD EMBER, JR. G. Howard Ember, Jr. Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer EXHIBIT INDEX Exhibit No. Description 99.1 Press Release of Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., dated April 24, 2018.