Glenview-based Illinois Tool Works and Anixter International both made the list, which includes a total of 32 Illinois companies.
Two Glenview-based companies and two other North Shore-based companies have made the Fortune 500 list for 2013. Five Deerfield-based companies also made the list. See the list on Deerfield Patch. Fortune 500 companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. A total of 32 Illinois companies made the Fortune 500 list. Others include Abbott Labs at #70, Sears at #71, Allstate at #92, McDonald's at #111, CDW at #267 and Motorola at #304. At the top of the list is Walmart followed by Apple at #6 and General Motors at #7. See the full list here. Related Coverage
David Speer, a Winnetka resident, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17.
David B. Speer, 61, passed away on Saturday after batting cancer, the Glenview Announcements reports. The longtime chairman and CEO of Illinois Tool Works Inc. has been on medical leave from the Glenview-based industrial equipment maker since October, Chicago Tribune reported. Speer was replaced by E. Scott Santi as CEO, and Robert Morrison as nonexecutive board chairman, according to the News Gazette. The Winnetka resident joined ITW in 1978 and was elected CEO in 2005. A year later Speer became board chairman, The News-Gazette reported. ITW stock outperformed the broader market while Speer served as CEO, during that time the company’s revenue also grew about 40 percent, to about $18.2 billion, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Born…