Crain’s Headlines: Advocate Closing 7 Suburban Immediate Care Clinics


Advocate Medical Group is closing immediate care clinics at seven Chicago-area Walgreens stores next month.

The largest local physicians group said in a letter to the Illinois Nurses Association that patient volumes at the locations have become unsustainable. It notes that communities’ health care needs are well met by other providers.

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Walgreens says it’s not looking for another provider to take over the seven clinics, located in Carol Stream, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, River Forest, Sycamore and Yorkville. And Advocate will continue operating 48 clinics at other Walgreens stores.

In other Chicago-area business news:

First Women’s Bank is launching a campaign to raise more than $46 million in capital.

Organizers at Chicago’s first startup bank in over a decade have already raised $3.5 million in seed money from investors.

Office space is being built out in the West Loop now, and they expect to begin operations in the second half of the year.

Finally, another prominent fashion brand has left the Gold Coast.

Marc Jacobs closed last month after almost a decade at the corner of Rush and Walton streets.

The store’s lease recently expired, opening up about 2,700 square feet on the ground floor of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago hotel.


Crain’s Headlines is a joint production between WTTW and Crain’s Chicago Business. It airs every Monday through Thursday on the WTTW News program “Chicago Tonight.” 


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