Chicago Commerce - Notable - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Large or well-known companies with headquarters or major operations in the Chicago area; sales figures, where shown, are from
  • Abbott Labs: Healthcare products; 2008 sales $29.5 billion; Abbott Park
  • Advocate: Healthcare network; 2008 sales $3 billion; Oak Brook
  • Allstate: Insurance; 2008 sales $29.3 billion; Northbrook
  • Aon: Insurance, financial, and consulting; 2008 sales $7.6 billion; Chicago; (See photo of headquarters.)
  • Baxter Intl: Medical devices and supplies; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; 2008 sales $12.3 billion; Deerfield
  • Boeing: Airplanes, aerospace, defense; 2008 sales $60.9 billion; (See photo of headquarters.)
  • CNA: CNA Financial Corporation; Insurance; 2008 sales $7.8 billion
  • Dominick's: Food stores; Oak Brook; unit of Safeway (Pleasanton, CA)
  • Equity: Equity Office Properties Trust; real estate; owns interest in hundreds of office and industrial buildings; unit of Blackstone Group
  • Exelon: energy; units Commonwealth Edison, PECO Energy; 2008 sales $18.9 billion; Chicago
  • Fortune Brands: Consumer brands; including Jim Beam, Titleist, Master Lock, and more; 2008 sales $7.6 billion; Deerfield
  • Illinois Tool Works: Manufactured products; engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products; 2008 sales $15.9 billion; Glenview
  • Integrys: Energy Group Inc; 2008 sales $14.0 billion
  • Jewel-Osco: Food and drug stores; Itasca; unit of SUPERVALU (Eden Prairie, MN)
  • Kraft: Foods; including cheese (Kraft), crackers (Nabisco), meats (Oscar Mayer), and cereal (Post), etc.; 2008 sales $42.2 billion; Northfield
  • McDonald's: Quick service restaurants; 2008 sales $23.5 billion; Oak Brook
  • MillerCoors: merger of Miller and Coors; Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Milwaukee's Best, Red Dog, Sharp's, Olde English, Leinenkugel's, Hamm's, Mickey's, Foster's
  • Motorola: Communications devices; cellphones, 2-way radios; 2008 sales $30.1 billion; Schaumburg
  • Northern Trust: Financial services; 2008 sales $4.3 billion; Chicago
  • Quaker: Food; breakfast cereals, pancake mixes, side dishes; unit of PepsiCo (Purchase, NY)
  • RR Donnelley: printing; 2008 sales $11.6 billion
  • Ryerson: Distributors and processors of metals; merged with Integris Metals; formerly Ryerson Tull; 2008 sales $5.3 billion
  • Sara Lee: Food, beverage, apparel, household products; brands include Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Senseo, Douwe Egberts, Ambi Pur, Kiwi, Sara Lee, and more; 2009 sales $12.9 billion; Downers Grove
  • Sears: Sears Holdings Coporation; retail stores Sears and Kmart; 2009 sales $46.8 billion; Hoffman Estates
  • Smurfit-Stone: containers; 2008 sales $7.0 billion
  • Tribune: Media; daily newspapers, broadcast TV, radio, Chicago Cubs; 2008 sales $5 billion; Chicago
  • UAL: United Airlines; airline; 2008 sales $20.1 billion; Chicago
  • Walgreen: drug and general-merchandise stores; 2009 sales $63.3 billion; Deerfield
  • Wrigley: Chewing gum and candy; unit of Mars (McLean, VA); (See photo of headquarters.)
  • WW Grainger: maintenance, repair, and service equipment; 2008 sales $6.9 billion; Lake Forest
  • USG: building products; 2008 sales $4.6 billion
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