| 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,"...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:23 PM
A grill man turned chief executive at McDonald's, Fred L. Turner oversaw an aggressive expansion of the company beginning in the 1970s that turned it into a corporate giant.
When he began reshaping the restaurants in 1968, he left a visible legacy by...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM
NEWINGTON — McDonald's isn't loving its tax assessment.
The fast food giant sued the town late last month to lower the assessment on its restaurant at 2355 Berlin Turnpike. The action called the current value "grossly excessive, disproportionate...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
McDonald's said its July sales slumped 2.5% as the company faces competitive pressures at home and deals with fallout from a food scare in China.
The Oak Brook, Ill., company is struggling to fend off rivals in the U.S. who are luring away diners with...
| Feb 25, 2013
An Oak Brook health care company and its Roman Catholic owners who don't want to include birth control in their employees' benefits still have no choice, despite exceptions to the contraception mandate proposed by the Obama administration this month....
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Move over, Starbucks. McDonald's is putting its packaged McCafe coffee in grocery stores next year.
With the help of Kraft Foods, the hamburger giant will roll out bags of ground and whole-bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods, to compete with fast-...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Fast food mega-chain McDonald’s Corp. and supermarket giant Carrefour SA issued apologies Friday after being accused by state-owned China Central Television of selling expired or mislabeled chicken.
In an investigation that aired Thursday, CCTV...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
For the first time in months, a key sales figure at McDonald’s rose in May as the world’s largest burger chain tried to stay ahead of competitors by sprucing up its menu.
Same-store sales were up 2.6% last month, beating out Wall Street&...