| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:47 PM
A 51-year-old woman was charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly hitting an employee who wanted to leave the a CVS facility in Buffalo Grove where they worked.
A female employee called police at 1:21 p.m. July 10, reporting that her boss hit...
| 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,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Amazon.com has cracked the top 10 in Stores magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 largest U.S. retailers, a first for an online-only retailer.
With domestic sales up 27 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $44 billion, Amazon.com muscled its way from...
| Jul 6, 2014
Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive.
When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mary Castaneda had a sinus infection that just wouldn't go away, and she was feeling awful. She knew she needed to see a doctor, but her timing was off.
"It was after-hours so I couldn't get in to see my doctor," says the 35-year-old Mission Viejo...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Glendale police are teaming up with convenience and drugstore owners to combat scams where victims are pressured into buying prepaid Moneypak cards to pay off callers posing as government or utility company agents.
Victims of the scam have lost anywhere...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The following items were taken from Geneva police reports.
A 19-year-old Wheaton man was charged with aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon after he pulled a black folding pocket knife while at 7-Eleven, 621 W. State St., on June 10.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
At CVS Caremark, it doesn't pay to be really good at your job.
The nation's second-largest drugstore chain adjusts its annual raises to how much an employee makes. The higher your salary, the lower your raise.
The top workers at CVS stores —...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's Freebie Friday!
It's Friday and that means it's time for my freebie free-for-all! Check my ginormous list for freebies, savings and dining deals, including half off Starbucks Fizzio Sodas through Thursday, $10 off gas cards at CVS through Saturday...
| Jun 28, 2014
F-35s grounded: An article in the June 27 Business section about the military's decision to temporarily ground F-35 jet fighters said the cost of the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter program was $400 million. The cost of the program is $400 billion.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:30 AM
To the editor: Well, it seems that the fictional symbol of greed — Gordon Gekko — is alive and well, in the person of the CEO of CVS Caremark. So the best employees have exceeded the top of their jobs’ wage ranges. Great, fire them and...