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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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  • 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...
  • Athletico fosters growth with core workplace culture

    Athletico fosters growth with core workplace culture
    In 1991, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a receptionist, a small space at Clark and Oak streets, and an idea. He became the trainer for local schools, sometimes for free, sometimes for a small stipend, as a way of...
  • Judge upholds Oak Brook's decision to fire Drew Peterson's son

    Judge upholds Oak Brook's decision to fire Drew Peterson's son
    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...
  • Fred L. Turner dies at 80; former McDonald's chief executive

    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...
  • McDonald's sales slide on avian flu fears; Wendy's revenue rises

    McDonald's sales slide on avian flu fears; Wendy's revenue rises
    McDonald’s had another rough month as sales at restaurants open more than a year slid in April, a month after the world’s largest burger company said the gauge dipped 1% during its first quarter. This time, the Oak Brook, Ill., chain...
  • McDonald's blames February sales slide on 2012 leap year

    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...
  • McDonald's comeback: Menu upgrade leads to strong May sales

    McDonald's comeback: Menu upgrade leads to strong May sales
    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&...
  • McDonald's says rest of 2013 will be 'challenged'

    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...
  • A pleasant surprise for McDonald's: Better-than-expected sales

    A pleasant surprise for McDonald's: Better-than-expected sales
    Wall Street has dished up a heavy serving of doom and gloom for McDonald's Corp. in recent months as the world's largest restaurant company missed analyst expectations, suffered profit slumps and shuffled its roster of executives But the fast-food giant...
  • McDonald's lukewarm growth leads into difficult January

    McDonald's lukewarm growth leads into difficult January
    McDonald’s Corp.’s fourth-quarter earnings were more promising than the string of dismal figures that shook investor confidence in the fast food giant late last year. But the Golden Arches have yet to reclaim their full luster. The Oak...
  • McDonald's, after rare sales slip, replaces U.S. chief

    McDonald's, after rare sales slip, replaces U.S. chief
    McDonald’s Corp. is replacing Jan Fields, president of the burger giant’s U.S. operation, a week after disclosing its first monthly sales slide in nine years. But spokeswoman Lisa McComb said Fields’ departure is “not related to...