| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Aditya Badlani, a fifth-grader at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook who took third place at the Illinois State Geographic Bee at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, has been studying maps since he was a toddler.
"He's my navigation system,"...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The big wheel on the outside of Graue Mill has stopped turning, at least for the time being.
The engine rotating the water wheel was turned off in April 2013 after flood waters from a record-setting rain damaged it. It was discovered that the 162-year-...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald’s newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald?
On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be featured...
| Nov 27, 2013
At least six Illinois companies have a stake in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to consider employers' religious objections that they cover contraception in the health care benefits they provide their workers.
The high court announced it would...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A Detroit man who was shot by a security guard after he smashed open a case in an Oak Brook jewelry store in June pleaded guilty Monday to attempted armed robbery.
Levert Jones, who was shot in the back during the holdup attempt, entered his guilty plea...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Toxicology tests will determine if a man found dead in his Oak Brook home Thursday died from carbon monoxide poisoning, the DuPage County coroner’s office said today.
Pei Tang Yeh, 86, was found dead in a first-floor bathroom of a 15,000-square-...
| Mar 19, 2014
Joe Cantore, an 11-year veteran of the board of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, captured the Republican nomination for president of that board, according to unofficial election results.
With 753 of 756 precincts reporting as of press time...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Suburban voters weighed in on a number of tax measures and other referendum questions Tuesday and cast ballots in the collar counties for nominees to replace two longtime sheriffs.
In a Democratic race for the sheriff's nomination in...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Taco Bell is moving in on the morning market, angling to compete with fast-food rivals such as McDonald’s by launching a breakfast menu nationally on March 27.
The menu -- which the Irvine company said is its most extensive in more than 50 years...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street.
The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23...