| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Walgreen Co. on Wednesday took another step on its path from retail pharmacy to health care company with a new pact to provide expanded services to patients in Arizona.
The Deerfield-based pharmacy chain’s pharmacists and nurse practitioners will...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Shares of Walgreen Co. hit a 52-week high in intraday trading Wednesday after the company reported same store sales that beat Wall Street’s expectations for the fourth month in a row.
The Deerfield-based company said sales in stores open at least...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit.
CVS, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, said...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:21 AM
Alliance Boots said it had seen more benefits than expected so far from its partnership with Deerfield-based drugstore giant Walgreen Co., and reported an 18.5 percent rise in underlying attributable profit.
Walgreen bought a 45 percent stake in...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Alliance Boots GmbH, the European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler owned in part by Walgreen Co., said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire some 1,400 drugstores in Mexico and Chile, marking its first major move into Latin America.
Alliance said it hopes to...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Westchester, Wheaton and Lombard.
Racism in the U.S.
The definition of "racism" refers to actions or beliefs that consider certain races to be inherently superior or inferior to each other. Some arguments against...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:04 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have free stuff, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving on the last weekend of summer...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores for back-to-school shopping. Plus, we have freebies, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving all...