| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Marie Levine received more than medication when she filled a prescription recently at a local Walgreens pharmacy, even though she didn't know it at the time.
Days later, Walgreens sent a letter inviting Levine to participate in a clinical drug trial...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As I first reported, Jewel-Osco has abadnoned its Preferred Customer Card rewards program. In Saturday's paper, my colleagues Robert Channick and Emily Bryson York nailed down the lid on the coffin: Jewel introduced the cards more than two decades ago.......
| Jun 5, 2013
In many churches, the first lady is the pastor's wife and sits next to him on the pulpit. While her husband's chief concern might be his parishioners' souls, hers often is what the church can do to improve parishioners' lives and well-being.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The South Shore Drill Team exceeded its fundraising goal of $45,000 to cover the group’s trip to the presidential inauguration in Washington this weekend, team officials said Wednesday.
The group received donations of $5 and-or more from...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Yes, This Is Really How They Do It: The Wolong Panda Training Base in Sichuan, China, released a series of photos to China Daily in October to mark the graduation from captivity, and into the wild, of the 2-year-old Tao Tao. Sure enough, Tao Tao and his...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Stories about business executives can pack as much drama as any fictional tale, once you understand the plot. Since the Tribune launched a weekly in-depth profile of a Chicago-area executive in the Business section last year, we’ve written about...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Drugstore chain Walgreen Co.’s deal Tuesday with European pharmaceutical, health and beauty giant Alliance Boots is one best described with words such as “largest,” “biggest” and “most.”
Walgreens, the biggest U....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Walgreen Co.’s sales have been weak, but that’s not stopping the country’s largest drugstore chain from making a major push to expand, most recently with its $438-million purchase of the USA Drug pharmacy chain.
The purchase from...
| Sep 17, 2012
Mark Thierer has a sticker for everything: golf balls, fruit, cars, states, letters, numbers. In all, he thinks he has probably 40,000 of them, collected from around the world.
"If you're ever actually looking for them, you'd be amazed where you'd...
| Jun 25, 2012
Greg Wasson gambled away a total of about $60 during the 2 1/2 years he lived in Las Vegas. All of it came while he was parked at some low-stakes slot machine, waiting for his out-of-town guests to wrap up their requisite casino visit.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:35 PM
While the thousand or so shiny new vehicles on display presumably took center stage at First Look for Charity on February 9th at the Chicago …...