Top Employers in Illinois

Major industry sectors include health care, education, life sciences, insurance and retail.

Kevin Litwin
On Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 22:01
The corporate headquarters for State Farm Insurance light up at dusk in Bloomington, Illinois.

Illinois is home to major industry sectors that include health care, education, life sciences, insurance and retail.  

Here’s a list of some of the state’s top employers:

11,000+ Employees

Adjutant General (Springfield) 13,000

Allstate Insurance Company (Northbrook) 13,000

State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company (Bloomington) 13,000

Abbott Laboratories (North Chicago) 12,000

University of Illinois (Chicago) 11,515

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign) 11,056

10,999-8,000 Employees

Allstate Corporation (Northbrook) 10,000

State Farm Fire & Casualty Company (Bloomington) 10,000

State Farm Life Insurance Company (Bloomington) 10,000

University of Chicago (Chicago) 8,534

Johnston R. Bowman Health Center (Chicago) 8,000

Loyola University Hospital (Maywood) 8,000

7,999-5,000 Employees

Walgreens Company (Deerfield) 6,100

Children’s Hospital of Illinois (Peoria) 6,000

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital (Chicago) 6,000

Northern Trust Company (Chicago) 6,000

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) 6,000

Sears Holdings Corporation (Hoffman Estates) 6,000

Sears Home & Business Franchises (Hoffman Estates) 6,000

St. Francis Medical Center (Peoria) 5,500

Accenture Limited (Chicago) 5,000

CNA Financial Corporation (Chicago) 5,000

Cook County Bureau of Health Services (Chicago) 5,000

Deloitte (Chicago) 5,000

Dynacor (Mundelein) 5,000



Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years.