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Illinois Fortune 500 Companies Dot Every Part of the State

Illinois is home to 32 Fortune 500 companies, including globally known brands such as Allstate, McDonald's, Boeing, Motorola, Kraft Foods and Walgreens.

By Liisa Sullivan on February 27, 2014

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Illinois / Courtesy of Boeing

If you can judge a state by the companies it keeps, Illinois should certainly be held in the highest regard.

The Fortune 500, the annual ranking of the largest publicly traded companies based in the United States, includes 32 companies that call Illinois home.

The list includes globally known heavyweights across the spectrum of commerce, from aerospace (Boeing) to airlines (UnitedContinental Holdings), industrial machinery (Illinois Tool Works and Dover), printing (R.R. Donnelly & Sons) and telecommunications (Telephone & Data Systems).

Combined, the Illinois-based companies on the Fortune 500 accounted for a staggering $831 billion in revenue in 2013.

Chicago is truly a global business location, and the companies on the Fortune 500 that are based there underscore that. Boeing chose Chicago as its new headquarters location in 2001 after an extensive site search, in part because of its location and access to airports offering extensive international flights.

Beyond Chicago and the Chicagoland region Fortune 500 companies can be found in every corner of Illinois – from Moline (Deere) to Peoria (Caterpillar) to Bloomington (State Farm).

Illinois 2013 Fortune 500 companies

Here is a list of Fortune 500 companies based in Illinois, their rank on the 2013 list and their 2013 revenue:

Archer Daniels Midland (27): $89 billion

Boeing (30): $81.7 billion

Walgreens (37): $71.6 billion

Caterpillar (42): $65.9 billion

State Farm Insurance Cos. (44): $65.3 billion

Abbott Laboratories (70):  $39.9 billion

Sears Holdings (71): $39.9 billion

United Continental Holdings (79): $37.2 billion

Deere (85): $36.2 billion

Mondelez International (88): $35 billion

Allstate (92): $33.3 billion

McDonald’s (111): $27.6 billion

Exelon (129): $23.5 billion

Kraft Foods Group (151): $18.3 billion

Illinois Tool Works (155):  $18.1 billion

Baxter International (193): $14.2 billion

Navistar International (216): $12.9 billion

R.R. Donnelley & Sons (264): $10.2 billion

CDW (267): $10.1 billion

Hillshire Brands (288): $9.3 billion

Discover Financial Services (294): $9 billion

W.W. Grainger (295): $9 billion

Motorola Solutions (304): $8.7 billion

Dover (308): 8.5 billion

Tenneco (349): $7.4 billion

OfficeMax (367): $6.9 billion

Ingredion (386): $6.5 billion

Anixter International (405): $6.3 billion

CF Industries Holdings (419): $61. billion

Telephone Data & Systems (468): $5.3 billion

United Stationers (484): $5.1 billion

Old Republic International (496): $5 billion

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