| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Walgreen Co. reported a September sales increase of 9.4 percent to $6.48 billion compared with the same month last year, boosted largely by an increase in its pharmacy sales and prescriptions filled.
Shares of Walgreen, the largest U.S. drugstore...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Taking more steps or running that extra mile could also cut your costs at Walgreens.
Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. said Thursday that it is partnering with health information website WebMD to encourage customers to make healthier choices. Starting early...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON — Republican Jim Oberweis, who is campaigning to oust Sen. Dick Durbin, today accused him of “bullying” Walgreen Co. as a “political stunt.”
Oberweis, a state senator from west suburban Sugar Grove, slammed...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll.
The survey of registered voters found that 55...
| Jul 24, 2014
An impulse to give up on America is growing in our corporate boardrooms.
This desire to renounce their corporate citizenship is driven by the latest tax avoidance craze known as "inversion" — an accounting strategy to move a company's headquarters...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Walgreen Co. is exploring the sale of a majority stake in its infusion services business in a deal that could value that division at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Deerfield-based company has hired Bank of...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely.
Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
If you have the Walgreen app, you can fill prescriptions or print photos with a tap on your smartphone.
Tim McCauley, senior director of mobile commerce for the Deerfield-based company, says that's good — but it isn't enough. He'd like to find...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Smoke out at CVS
This week, all CVS pharmacies stopped selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. It was a brave, moral decision that may cost the company financially — but may gain it a lot of customer trust. Other drugstore chains ought to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill.
In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash...
| Jul 3, 2014
— Dixon Mayor Jim Burke never knew Charles Walgreen, who grew up in this small western Illinois town and started what's now a multibillion-dollar, multinational drugstore chain.
But like others in Dixon, Burke is sure Walgreen, who died in 1939,...