| 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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Tampons, Tic Tacs, Tylenol and maybe a prescription or two if you have time to wait in line. If that's your typical drugstore visit, how about a skin cancer and cholesterol screening? Or help quitting smoking?
Pharmacies are rolling out all kinds of...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH.
The drugstore operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquistion of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH.
The drug store operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
| 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...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, but here's one more thing to remember:
American chief executives make too darn much money.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many CEOs now pull down so much more than...
| 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
| 6:10 AM
Walgreen Co. sales rose 8.9 percent last month, driven by prescriptions.
The Deerfield-based company, the nation’s largest drug store chain, reported sales of $6.28 billion in June compared to $5.77 billion last year. Sales in stores open at least...