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Oak Brook

The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

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The 9,000 residents of this Du Page County village pay no municipal taxes, so the real estate tax bill for a house that recently sold for $500,000, for example, is $5,600 a year. Read more about Oak Brook, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Oak Brook.
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  • Suburban students place in state geography bee

    Suburban students place in state geography bee
    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,"...
  • Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?

    Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?
    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...
  • Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill

     Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill
    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-...
  • Patt leads Lake Co. sheriff primary; McHenry Co. contest close

    Patt leads Lake Co. sheriff primary; McHenry Co. contest close
    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. North suburban In a Democratic race for the sheriff's nomination in...
  • ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns

    ComEd will bring wireless meters to some DuPage towns
    Starting in May, Commonwealth Edison crews will begin installing wireless meters in several DuPage County communities. The rollout will affect customers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months, ComEd...
  • Heroin: The human toll

     Heroin: The human toll
    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...
  • Neil Golden out as McDonald's U.S. marketing chief

    McDonald’s U.S. marketing head Neil Golden will leave his post early next year after working for the company for 24 years, the fast-food giant confirmed Tuesday. As chief marketing officer since April 2008, Golden helped introduce the McCafe...
  • Burger King beats forecasts as McDonald's drops Heinz

    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...
  • Taco Bell breakfast to go national: Prepare for the waffle taco

    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...
  • Illinois companies' health care challenge hinges on Supreme Court

    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...
  • McDonald's earnings disappoint; key sales metric falls

    McDonald’s said 2013 was a “difficult year,” with a decline in foot traffic pushing global sales at restaurants open at least a year down 0.1% in the fourth quarter. The Oak Brook, Ill., fast food giant said so-called same store...