| Jan 14, 2014
Although it has taken much longer than originally expected, Andy's Frozen Custard was expected to open this week at 5745 S. LaGrange Road in southwest suburban Countryside.
City officials said all that remained were final touches on the project that...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A global company that manufactures spice concoctions for the food industry is building a new North American headquarters in Hampstead, relocating its operations from Baltimore County.
The German-based Fuchs Group, which bought Old Bay creator Baltimore...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The music will play on even after Detroit Bar changes hands next month.
The Memphis Group, which purchased the Costa Mesa bar and concert venue on West 19th Street in 2001, announced Monday morning that ownership has been transferred to local...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Nestle is attempting to cash in on the Super Bowl hype by launching an ad campaign for its new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups during the big game. "The Simpsons" fans will be sorry to hear that so far, Bart, Butterfinger's main mascot, doesn't make an...
| Jan 30, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights.
As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether -- and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources.
In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
| Nov 29, 2013
India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant.
Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
I was saddened to learn that the Warren Mill in Stafford Springs would soon be closing up shop. Some of the finest fabrics in the world were manufactured in this plant.
The Warren was slated to go out of business in 1988. Then the Italian firm of Loro...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A national fast-food workers strike will hit both New Haven and Hartford Thursday, according to organizers for the effort to boost America's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
A spokeswoman for Connecticut's Working Families Party, which is helping with...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Ask any Angeleno, and you'll probably hear that the biggest headache (second to the traffic) is meeting people. But it looks like Audrey Shulman, a development coordinator for an unscripted television production company and an avid baker, may have found a...