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AbbVie To Buy Leukemia Drugmaker Pharmacyclics For $21B

AbbVie — based in North Chicago — said late Wednesday that it will pay $261.25 a share for Pharmacyclics, which makes Imbruvica, a drug approved to treat three different types of blood cancers. That represents a premium of about 21 percent to the closing price of Pharmacyclics shares on Tuesday.


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Pfizer Buying Lake Forest-Based Hospira For $15 Billion

Pfizer is buying Hospira for approximately $15.23 billion, saying it is a good fit with its global established pharmaceutical business. Hospira Inc., based in Lake Forest, Illinois, is a provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies.


Surveillance image of the man suspected of robbing the North Community Bank branch at 1555 N. Damen Ave. (FBI)

‘Takeover’ Bandit Robs Wicker Park Bank

The suspect, who displayed a black pistol, robbed the North Community Bank branch at 1555 N. Damen Ave. about 10 a.m. Friday.


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LA Fitness Takes Over All Chicago Area Bally’s Gyms

If you were a member of any of the 23 Chicago area Bally Total Fitness clubs, your membership has been transferred over to LA Fitness as the gyms change hands.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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Feds Take Over Company With Ties To Daley’s Son

The federal government has taken over a company with ties to the son of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011