| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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&...
| May 23, 2013
Forty percent fewer homes were available for sale in the nine-county Chicago area in April than a year ago, leading to higher sales prices. That, in turn, is prompting more homeowners to slap fresh paint on their walls and list their homes for sale....
| May 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:11 PM
With a few more rain showers and even snow flurries predicted in the Chicago area Friday, rescue workers pulled stranded residents from their flood-damaged homes while Gov. Pat Quinn declared 38 counties state disaster areas.
Gov. Quinn’s office...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 10:55 AM
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Those fighting floods in several communities along the Mississippi River were mostly successful Sunday despite the onslaught of water, but an ominous forecast and the growing accumulation of snow in the upper Midwest tempered...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Artists from Palatine, Oak Brook, Villa Park, Naperville, Elmhurst, Roselle and Woodridge are among Elmhurst Artists’ Guild members who have entered their works in the …...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....