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Industry champions
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Nestlé Consumer Food Products
BMW Motor Vehicles
McDonald's Food Services
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Most admired for people management
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Medco Health Solutions 1
BMW 1
Walt Disney 1
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Most admired for innovation
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Apple 1
Nike 1
Medco Health Solutions 1
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America's Most Admired Companies 

States
Most Admired*
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park 4
USG Chicago 2
Boeing Chicago 4
Jones Lang LaSalle Chicago 3
Exelon Chicago 3
Northern Trust Corp. Chicago 3
Baxter International Deerfield 5
Walgreen Deerfield 5
Fortune Brands Deerfield 1
Illinois Tool Works Glenview 3
Anixter International Glenview 5
Pactiv Lake Forest 1
W.W. Grainger Lake Forest 2
Hewitt Associates Lincolnshire 4
Deere Moline 1
Allstate Northbrook 5
Kraft Foods Northfield 6
McDonald's Oak Brook 1
Caterpillar Peoria 2
CDW Vernon Hills 1
Corn Products International Westchester 2
Contenders
State Farm Insurance Bloomington 9
Tribune Chicago 6
Equity Office Properties Chicago 8
UAL Chicago 10
Smurfit-Stone Container Chicago 10
Equity Residential Chicago 7
General Growth Properties Chicago 6
Ryerson Chicago 10
Archer Daniels Midland Decatur 5
United Stationers Deerfield 10
Sara Lee Downers Grove 11
Solo Cup Highland Park 8
Sears Holdings Hoffman Estates 9
Alberto-Culver Melrose Park 7
Tellabs Naperville 7
Motorola Schaumburg 6
Navistar International Warrenville 9
Andrew Westchester 9
From the March 17, 2008 issue
* To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey.
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Libertyville 22,700
Lisle 22,300
South Elgin 21,300
Woodridge 32,300
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