McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scandal in China. The results reflect what is likely to be just the beginnings of the fallout from a Chinese food scandal late last month.
Mayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel wants some establishments that sell mostly pre-packaged food to be free from the inspection process that oversees restaurants in the city.
U.S. Senate Majority Whip Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says now that he has a food safety law, he needs congressional cash to fund it.