A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Teen Charged With Defacing Statues In Grant Park

The boy faces multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, for allegedly tagging 18 of 26 life-sized human statues in the “Borders” art installation in Grant Park.


A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Taggers Deface Statues In Grant Park Art Installation

Vandals struck overnight in Grant Park, defacing a popular art installation of human figures in the park near the corner of Michigan and Jackson.


Former Borders In Uptown

Report: Investor Buys Uptown Building That Housed Goldblatt’s, Borders

The vacant building that housed Goldblatt’s, and later Borders, in the Uptown neighborhood has been purchased by an investor who plans to bring in new businesses, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Walgreens Proposed For Old Borders

2-Story Walgreens Proposed For Old East Lakeview Borders Store

The shuttered Borders bookstore at the busy juncture of Diversey Parkway, Clark Street and Broadway will reopen as a multi-level Walgreens drugstore, according to an architectural firm.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Customers pick over the remnants at Chicago's last Borders store on Monday Sept. 12, 2011. (CBS)

Shoppers Pick Over Inventory As Borders Prepares To Close

The lines have been long outside Borders bookstores this week — very good business indeed — if the stores weren’t all going out of business.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Customers pick over the remnants at Chicago's last Borders store on Monday Sept. 12, 2011. (CBS)

Is There Life After Borders For Empty Retail Buildings?

The Borders chain has left behind empty stores. But as CBS2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, retail experts don’t expect them to be vacant very long.



8,000 Books From Shuttered Borders Stores Donated To CPS

The last Chicago Borders bookstore will close on Wednesday, but the bookstore chain’s loss may be the Chicago Public Schools’ gain.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Topshop, a hip clothing retailer, opened Thursday on the Magnificent Mile. (CBS)

Mag Mile Store Opening Creates More Than 200 Jobs

A hip clothing store, Topshop, has taken the place of the defunct Borders book store at a prime retail location. But one critic says the type of service-industry jobs it brings won’t save the U.S. economy. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.



Big Discounts As Remaining Borders Bookstores Prepare To Close

Beginning Friday, everything at the remaining Borders bookstores is 40 percent off.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011


Once Heralded As Economic Boons, Borders Stores To Disappear

Not too many years ago, gleaming new Borders bookstores were heralded as catalysts for development in many neighborhoods. But soon, they will all be gone.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Pedestrians pass by a Borders book store with signs announcing that it will be cloing its doors, March 4, 2001 in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Borders Writes Its Own Ending With Liquidation Plan

With no viable bids to buy the troubled book retailer, Borders seeks court approval to liquidate its surviving 400 stores, bringing an end to a chain that until early this year had several stores in the Chicago area.


Ald. Ginger Rugai (19th) takes part in a demonstration opposing the closing of a Borders book store. (CBS)

Plan To Close Book Store Sparks Borders War In Beverly

Patrons of the Borders book store on Chicago’s South Side are trying to prevent its closure, which is part of a mass shuttering by the bankrupt retailer.



Report: Wal-Mart Might Be Interested In Old Borders Sites

A retail expert says Chicago’s soon-to-close Borders bookstores might open up opportunities for Wal-Mart, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011


Borders To Close 5 Stores In Chicago, More In Suburbs

Borders Books filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, and will be closing five stores in the city of Chicago and three more in the suburbs.


David Sedaris

David Sedaris Returns To Chicago For Reading

The man who brought us the stories of life as a SantaLand elf at Macy’s is in Chicago tonight to read from and sign his new literary collection.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010