| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:54 AM
"Empanada for a Dream"
As debates about the escalating murder rate in Chicago continue to rage on, Juan Francisco Villa's solo, "Empanada for a Dream," offers a portrait simultaneously timely and a time capsule of life in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Sales at McDonald’s restaurants slipped 1.5% last month, but not because of global economic difficulties or fast-casual competition.
The fast food behemoth attributed the slide to the difficulty of comparing February’s performance against...
| Mar 17, 2013
— He dropped out of north suburban Richmond-Burton Community High School, and a few years later Andy Turco found himself staining decks in the summer, plowing snow in the winter and going without work for a month or two in between.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
When it comes to customer service, the fast-food industry is bookended by two chicken chains, according to a recent survey topped by Chick-fil-A.
KFC was at the bottom of a list compiled by consulting firm Temkin Group, which asked diners how they...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
A 22-year-old Bartlett man is expected in court today, accused of stabbing a Metra police sergeant who was breaking up a fight at Union Station Saturday night, Chicago police said.
Caleb Charles Pescetto, 22, of the 200 block North Hale Avenue in...
| Mar 19, 2013
Can women really have it all? We posed the age-old question to three female business leaders; here is an edited transcript of those conversations.
Nicole Loftus, founder and CEO of Zorch International:
"Not only can we do it all, but it's our duty...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
H&S Bakery is moving its Harbor East distribution center to an East Baltimore business park, freeing up prime real estate that the breadmaker-turned-developer has eyed for development for more than a decade.
The facility, bounded by South Central Avenue...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Counting the times he's cooked it at home and school, Vince Terusa thinks he's made his shallow-poached Dover sole appetizer at least 50 times.
The time that counts is Saturday.
This weekend, the Mission Viejo resident and four other Orange Coast...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — With a satisfied grin, farmer Bob Combs watches the big truck slowly dump its greasy load, a Niagara Falls of yesterday's kitchen leftovers that sends off a sickening spray as it splashes into a metal bin.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:36 AM
It took nine years, but Jeremy "Jay" Armstead has found the perfect spot for his Texas Hold 'Em BBQ.
Earlier this month, he opened the doors of the quirky A-framed cottage on Federal Highway just south of Oakland Park Boulevard that has housed...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Though fast-food restaurants tout that a large proportion of their managers started in entry-level positions, a report released Thursday by the National Employment Law Project finds that few fast-food workers join management ranks.
The group, which...