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50 Illinois companies land on annual Fortune 500 list

50 Illinois companies land on annual Fortune 500 list

Another year, another list of the country's largest and most successful companies. It's the annual Fortune 500 list, which tracks which ones are raking in increasing amounts of money and tagging those that are slipping in size, as measured by annual revenue. Overall, the roster provides a measure of how big business is doing.

Nationally, Walmart again topped the list, as it has for the past five years. Also of note on this year's list is the number of women-led businesses, which at 32 female chiefs sets an all-time high.

In Illinois, 50 companies made the list, and among them were some companies whose places changed dramatically. Sears, which was ranked at 127, compared with...

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