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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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  • Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday

    Illinois Republican presidential primary's fate rests on Super Tuesday
    With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
  • A 'Farce' this good ought to be a crime

    A 'Farce' this good ought to be a crime
    Farce fanatics (you know who you are) should hie themselves hence to Oak Brook for Paul Slade Smith's blissfully nonsensical comedy about a sting operation gone — wait for it — awry. If you're not a fan of the genre, well, the title alone...
  • McDonald's, Carrefour apologize for chicken incidents in China

    McDonald's, Carrefour apologize for chicken incidents in China
    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...
  • Death penalty and deterrence -- the argument from anecdote

     
    Moved up from Thursday for visibility News story from a week ago: For more than a week, prosecutors say, Dmitry Smirnov had planned to kill Jitka Vesel, a Westmont woman who had ended their brief relationship about three years ago.......
  • More salaries online

     
    A commenter noted that the public school teacher / administrator salary database is a nice companion to Chicago's nifty new salary database of all current city employees. I'm a city resident, and I'm more than OK with the recently announced......
  • Rhubarb patch: Will GOP presidential hopefuls fail to KO wobbly Obama?

     
    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.....
  • It's Fryday: McDonald’s tests new foods, technologies, image

     
    McDonald’s Corp.’s so-called “Plan to Win” is stacked with heavy expansion and remodeling efforts as well as a slew of new menu items, executives told investors this week. At Investor Day on Thursday, the fast-food giant said it...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    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,...
  • Woman who stole money and sent flowers to self headed to prison

    Woman who stole money and sent flowers to self headed to prison
    A bookkeeper who used part of about $120,000 she stole to purchase flowers that she had sent to herself with other people’s names signed on the greeting cards was sentenced today to seven years in prison. Raimonda Uva, 37, of the 400 block of...
  • John Williams' Holiday Office Party Official Rules

    To Enter and Play: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, tell us in 300 words or less why your office deserves a holiday party this year. E-mail your entry, along with your name, age, address and telephone number and your company's name, address, telephone...
  • Oak Brook votes to fire Drew Peterson's son

    Oak Brook votes to fire Drew Peterson's son
    Oak Brook police and fire commissioners dismissed police officer Stephen Peterson today for obstructing an investigation into the disappearance of the wife of his father, Drew Peterson. Commissioners voted 3-0 to terminate the 31-year-old officer, who...