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For Chicago firms, the Fortune 500 giveth and taketh away

For Chicago firms, the Fortune 500 giveth and taketh away

As spring turns to summer, gardens are planted, baseballs hurled and Fortune releases its annual list of the 500 top companies, known as the Fortune 500.

For Chicago-area firms, there were some clear winners and losers in this annual snapshot of the giant companies that fuel the American economy. Some companies, like Kraft Heinz and Walgreens Boots Alliance, moved up the list, for different reasons and despite their respective challenges. Others, like Schaumburg-based Motorola Solutions, plummeted in the ranking. Based on total revenue from the previous year, the Fortune 500 provides a measure of how big business is doing. And the prognosis from this year's list is, well, not...

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