| 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,"...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| 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 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:22 PM
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...