| May 23, 2014
| 7:31 AM
When Kathy Birkett opened Neuqua Valley High School as its first principal in 1997, she jokingly dubbed the retention pond on the campus "Lake Birkett."
But now as the superintendent of Indian Prairie Unit District 204 wraps up her 35-year career in the...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Fast food company Taco Bell is promoting its president, Brian Niccol, to chief executive starting in 2015.
Niccol will assume the top spot in the Irvine chain on Jan. 1. On the same day, current Chief Executive Greg Creed will be elevated to helm Yum...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:28 AM
Virginia and Virginia Tech ranked among the top half of the ACC’s eight public schools in 2012-13 athletics revenue but not among the top 25 nationally.
USA Today’s database of revenue, expenses and student-fee subsidies, an annual...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A local fixture is gearing up to move to a bigger location, and village officials on Monday agreed to contribute almost $6,300 to help Luke's of Mundelein set up shop a few blocks away on Lake Street.
The money, the first issued under a new grant...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:39 AM
McDonald's ranked last, again, in an annual ranking of fast food restaurants by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The bottom ranking has been an annual tradition since the ACSI survey started 20 years ago. In 2014, McDonald's Corp.'s satisfaction...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar.
This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest protest of its kind.
The movement, which began as a single walkout in New York in 2012 before spreading across the U.S. last year,...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:44 AM
La ruptura de Scott Gellatly con su segunda esposa, Lori, no era un secreto entre familiares y amigos.
Antes de que le dispara hiriéndola fatalmente e hiriendo gravemente a su madre en la casa de sus suegros en Oxford la mañana del miércoles, informó la...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:16 PM
KFC owner Yum Brands is testing a new concept called Super Chix in Texas that claims to serve "the last true chicken sandwich." It looks a lot like a fancier version of a Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Another concept in the works in the Dallas area is Banh Shop,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Longtime food writer Colman Andrews has just written his memoir and is heading back to his old stamping grounds to talk about it (and eat a bit too).
Andrews was raised in Beverly Hills by show biz folk and started eating at Chasen’s from a...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The continuing push for higher minimum wages across the country has much to recommend it, but the campaign shouldn't keep us from recognizing a truly insidious practice that impoverishes low-wage workers all the more. It's known as wage theft.