| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:56 AM
McDonald's Corp. said sales jumped 1.9% in August, boosted by a big increase at its European restaurants.
The fast-food giant reported the sales increase at restaurants open at least 13 months compared to sales in August 2012.
The biggest gains came...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
The world's biggest hamburger chain says it has been testing versions of its famous value menu...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:59 PM
An Aurora accountant accused of systematically embezzling almost $300,000 from his company to pay personal expenses and put a down payment on a house was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison.
"For four years, Shaun Horan treated (the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The world’s biggest burger chain is branching into a new realm of finger food, rolling out chicken Mighty Wings nationally starting Sept. 9.
The lightly-breaded, bone-in drummettes and wingettes will come in three-, five- and 10-piece options, the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Most electric vehicles are best used as second cars, given their short range and long recharging times.
Now comes the Innova Dash -- a "third car" that lies somewhere between a golf cart and a passenger vehicle.
“It’s meant to be more of a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:44 AM
In a boost that even Chief Executive Don Thompson described as “modest,” McDonald’s said its global same-store sales rose 0.7% in July.
The gauge, which measures sales at stores open at least 13 months, also showed a 1.6% surge in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The rest of the year won’t be easy for McDonald’s Corp., according to the chief executive of the world’s largest burger chain.
Same-store sales at U.S. restaurants open more than a year were slightly negative in June, according to...
| Jul 10, 2013
News briefs from Hinsdale, Lombard Oak Brook and Villa Park.
Cityscapes in watercolor
The Hinsdale Public Library is hosting an exhibit "Expressions in Color" of cityscapes, landscapes, vistas and portraits in watercolors through Aug. 31 at...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin emerged Monday as a political newcomer and suburban business executive with a military background announced he’ll seek the GOP nomination next year.
Doug Truax, managing partner and co-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Drew Peterson's son deserved to lose his police badge for his actions following the 2007 disappearance of Peterson's young wife, a DuPage County judge ruled this morning.
Stephen Peterson, 33, was fired from the Oak Brook Police Department in 2011 after...