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McDonald’s Boss ‘Proud’ Of Pay Hike, But Protests Continue

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.

05/21/2015

Thousands of protesters demand $15 hr wages outside McDonald's HQ. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Workers Protest Outside McDonald’s HQ Calling For $15-An-Hour Wages

About two thousand McDonald’s workers demonstrated for higher wages at the chain’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

05/20/2015

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McDonald’s To Simplify Structure, Focus On Customers

During a 23-minute video message posted online Monday, Easterbrook said the company’s structure is too “cumbersome” and that it can no longer afford its “legacy structure.”

05/04/2015

Fast food workers and other minimum wage employees stage a rally outside the McDonald's at 83rd and Ashland, to call for $15 an hour. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Call For $15 An Hour

A series of protests across the country was planned for Wednesday, as activists planned their biggest push yet for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

04/15/2015

The McDonald's at 36 W. 95th St. was closed for health reasons, the city announced. (CBS)

McDonald’s To Raise Starting Pay $1 Over Minimum Wage

Approximately 90,000 McDonald’s employees working at company-owned stores will start getting slightly larger paychecks this summer, and will even receive paid vacation, as the fast food chain seeks to attract more reliable workers.

04/02/2015

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McDonald’s: Workers To Get Pay Hikes At Company-Owned Stores

McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.

04/01/2015

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McDonald’s Revamps Grilled Chicken To Cut Ingredients

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company says it expects the new “Artisan Grilled Chicken” to be in its more than 14,300 U.S. stores by the end of next week, in products including a new sandwich, as well as existing sandwiches, wraps and salads.

04/01/2015

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McDonald’s To Test All-Day Breakfast Beginning In April

The Oak Brook-based company said in a statement that the test is in response to customers who have said they’d like to eat breakfast foods outside the typical morning hours that they are served.

03/30/2015

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McDonald’s Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

03/16/2015

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McDonald’s To Use Chicken Without Human Antibiotics

The Oakbrook-based company says the chicken change will take place within the next two years. It says suppliers will still be able to use a type of antibiotic called ionophores that keep chickens healthy and aren’t used in humans.

03/04/2015

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McDonald’s Names Executive Easterbrook New CEO

McDonald’s Corp. on Wednesday tapped Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Thompson.

01/28/2015

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McDonald’s Still Trying To Rebound From Sales Slump, Perception Issues

The Oak Brook-based hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back.

01/23/2015

A McDonald's employee who walked off the job Thursday speaks to reporters at a rally where hundreds of minimum wage workers called on state lawmakers to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Keep Up The Fight For $15-An-Hour

Fast food and home healthcare workers were rallying in the River North neighborhood early Thursday, hoping to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.

12/04/2014

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McDonald’s Bids Goodbye To Hello Kitty Toy Whistles, Over Safety Concerns

McDonald’s, which is recalling the Happy Meal toys, said about 2.5 million whistles were manufactured, but most were not sent to restaurants.

11/10/2014

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McDonald’s Partners With Ex-Mythbuster To Answer Food Questions

McDonald’s is partnering with Grant Imahara, a former cast member of the TV show Mythbusters, to answer consumers’ questions on food at the restaurants in a series of online videos.

10/13/2014

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Levine: Cubs Will Have New Clubhouse In 2016

Only the bleachers will get rehabbed this offseason.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

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McDonald’s Sales Hit By China Scandal, US Weakness

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.

08/08/2014

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McDonald’s: 2014 Sales Forecast ‘At Risk’ In Wake Of Meat Scandal

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company had previously said it expected the sales measure to be “relatively flat” for the year.

08/04/2014

Sheldon Lavin (R), CEO of the OSI Group, and OSI president David McDonald (L) attend a press conference over the recent expired meat scandal in Shanghai on July 28, 2014. McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu, it was reported on July 28, after the key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.  Authorities in Shanghai just over a week ago shut a plant owned by privately-held OSI Group for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product and later detained five officials from the OSI subsidiary which operated it, Shanghai Husi Food Co. (Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Meat Supplier: China Unit Fell Short Of Standards

OSI Group, based in Aurora, Illinois, will create a “quality control center” at its Shanghai Husi Food Co., and will spend 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) on a food safety education campaign. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC.

07/28/2014

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Fast Food Workers Attend Convention To Plan Push For Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers are attending a first-ever convention in Villa Park today… as they discuss ways to escalate their growing campaign for better wages, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/26/2014

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