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Subscribe to “Fast Forward”: itunes | Spotify | google play | Stapler For nearly a decade, Charles Bililies pursued the pinnacle of gourmet restaurant success. Extraordinary service. Michelin stars. Perfection in every detail. But in 2010, everything changed. His desire to start his own business hit a light bulb moment at a dinner party, and …

Bob Dobski has owned a Bloomington-Normal McDonald’s franchise for 35 years. But instead of retiring, he decided to enter the world of gastronomy. Dobski said he hopes the upscale restaurant, Rob Dob’s, will open by the end of September. How did a longtime king of fast food go from McDonald’s to the high-end restaurant scene? …