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10 Chicago businesspeople to watch in 2017

10 Chicago businesspeople to watch in 2017

The CEO of a major health system in Illinois. A soon-to-be former secretary of commerce. An Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce executive on a mission to diversify the city's tech scene. Each will take on new challenges in 2017 that make them among the Chicago businesspeople worth watching. Here are 10 local Chicago business leaders who deserve attention in 2017.

Sean Connolly, CEO, Conagra Brands

Among Connolly's challenges in 2017 will be sprucing up the company's stable of brands, including older products such as Slim Jim, Healthy Choice and Chef Boyardee. Conagra hopes to position its product line to...