| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:59 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:55 PM
You may have never stepped into Villa Park's Supreme Lobster, but there's a good chance you've eaten some of their fish.
The nearly 38 year-old seafood supplier ships fresh fish to more than 3,000 Midwestern restaurants, including many of the top spots...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:31 PM
An accountant from Aurora accused of embezzling more than a quarter-million dollars from his employers has been charged with theft, DuPage County authorities said today.
Bail was set at $250,000 for Shaun Horan, 31, of the 1600 block of Blackwell Lane,...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:04 AM
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., McDonald's Corp. (ticker symbol MCD) has fast-food restaurants around the world.
2011 rank: 6
2010 rank: 7
Full-time employees in 2011: NA
Part-time employees in 2011: NA
Total employees in 2011: 10,272
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:35 PM
A rumbling, wind-whipping afternoon storm that passed directly over downtown Chicago brought the day’s brutal 103-degree temperature plummeting down into the 80s, though the cool down didn’t last long and Friday is still poised to break heat...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:04 PM
McDonald’s now has its eye on the KFC customer, launching its new Chicken McBites in the U.S. on the same day that it announced record revenue of $27 billion for 2011.
The variation on popcorn chicken, featuring chicken breast and home-style...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Macy's will soon be closing its Bloomingdales home and furniture store in Oakbrook but its also planning to open a new Macy's store in Gurnee.
The new Macy’s in Gurnee is expected to be 140,000 square-feet and is set to open in the spring of 2013....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:35 PM
A Canadian man pleaded guilty Friday to stalking and murdering a Westmont woman and said in court he committed the crime because she had ended their brief relationship in 2008.
Dmitry Smirnov, 21, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to natural...
| Nov 9, 2009
Teachers at the highest-paying grade school district in the Chicago area make twice as much as their colleagues at the local elementary school paying the lowest wages, according to the 2009 Illinois School Report Card.
Oak Brook's Butler School...
| Mar 19, 2009
The dismal economy has me thinking a cheerful outdoors thought:
Bring back the CCC!The Civilian Conservation Corps was the silver lining of the dark cloud that was the Great Depression.
Nicknamed "Roosevelt's Tree Army," it did double duty of...
| Nov 27, 2009
When Bill Wulff was growing up in Aurora in the 1950s, his father would leave for one weekend each year to attend a religious retreat at St. Francis Retreat House at Mayslake in Oak Brook.
By today's standards that may sound pious, but back then, it...