| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:03 PM
When Walgreen combines with European-based Alliance Boots, it intends to drop its "WAG" ticker symbol for the ticker symbol "WBA."
Walgreen said Friday it informed the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Stock Exchange that it will voluntarily...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Strong pharmacy sales helped boost Walgreen earnings in its fiscal first quarter, just as it is poised to complete its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots.
Walgreen reported net income of $809 million, or 85 cents per share, compared with...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:52 AM
About 97 percent of Walgreen shareholders voted to approve the acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots, the company said Monday in New York.
Shareholders also agreed to reorganize the company into a holding company, which will be called...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Walgreen and Alliance Boots wasted no time tying the knot after shareholders Monday blessed Walgreen's acquisition, announcing the completion of the deal Wednesday morning.
The deal combines the nation's largest drugstore chain with Europe's largest...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:33 PM
A nearby drugstore's surveillance cameras were recording when Windermere police Officer Robert German was gunned down during an encounter with two teenage runaways, according to newly released documents.
However, despite the video, it remains unclear...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:45 PM
With Walgreen Co. rumored to be relocating its corporate headquarters to Europe, the possible impacts for its current home base in Deerfield remain unclear.
What it may not mean is that the drugstore giant will move the 4,200 jobs at its corporate campus...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Walmart will double its distribution center space in Bethlehem.
State officials announced Wednesday that Majestic Realty Co. will build the Arkansas-based global retailer a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center that will employ 300 workers to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Walgreen Co.'s former Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon sued the drugstore operator Thursday, alleging he was defamed in news reports that suggested he was “personally responsible” for errors in the company's earnings forecast. Former...