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Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sears To Lay Off 100 Employees At Hoffman Estates HQ

Sears announced Thursday that 100 people will be laid off at its Hoffman Estates headquarters, despite millions of dollars in forthcoming income and property tax incentives.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

A couple of youngsters play at Gigi's Playhouse, an organization for the families of children with Down syndrome. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Gigi’s Playhouse

From afar, it looks like any other playroom. Kids are laughing — enjoying their toys, books, and each other. But take a closer look and you will see that all of these kids are special. They all have Down syndrome, CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.


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No Charges For Hoffman Estates Teacher Who Took In Student

There will be no criminal charges against a former Hoffman Estates High School teacher who quit her job under fire for allowing a student to live with her.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

A Baby Jesus statue was returned to its nativity scene on Dec. 29, 2011, eight years after it was stolen from a family's yard in Inverness. Someone had found it in their yard in Hoffman Estates and turned it into police, who didn't find the rightful owners until after Christmas 2011. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Stolen ‘Baby Jesus’ Statue Returned To Owners After 8 Years

A “Baby Jesus” figure is back with its Nativity scene, after being stolen eight years ago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

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Hoffman Estates Teen Fights To Clear Name Of Teacher He Lived With

A teenager who lived with one of his high school teachers until the school found out in September is trying to clear the teacher’s name.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Quinn: No Bidding War To Keep Sears

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s confident Sears will stay in Illinois but won’t get into a bidding war to keep the retailer in the Chicago suburbs.


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Hoffman Estates Teacher Quits After Living With Student

A Hoffman Estates High School teacher has quit her job after being suspended for not letting officials know she was living with a student.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Petland released video images showing suspects who allegedly stole an 8-week-old kitten earlier this week. (Petland)

Video Shows Couple Stealing Kitten From Pet Store

A couple brazenly stole an eight-week-old kitten from a northwest suburban pet store earlier this week – a crime captured on surveillance video.


The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

School District 300 Head Offers Alternative To Keep Sears In Illinois

A northwest suburban school superintendent is trying to keep Sears headquarters in his district with a more evenhanded approach than hundreds of protestors who don’t care if Sears stays or goes.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

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Students To Rally At Capitol To Oppose Tax Break For Sears

Staff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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Man Wearing Fake Nose Robs TCF Bank Branch In Hoffman Estates

A bank inside a northwest suburban Jewel grocery was robbed Wednesday by a man wearing a fake mustache and nose, according to the FBI.


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Man Dies In Hoffman Estates Explosion

A Hoffman Estates man is dead, after suffering burns all over his body during a fire and explosion at his home on Monday evening.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

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DCFS Investigating Death Of Infant In NW Suburb

The state is investigating the Wednesday morning death of a Hoffman Estates infant at her northwest suburban home.


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State Working Hard To Keep Sears In Illinois

Sears and Chicago have gone hand-in-hand longer than anyone living today has been alive, and now, the State of Illinois is working hard to keep Sears from moving out of state.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

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Sears Explores Move, But Experts Have Their Doubts

While Sears Holding Corp. is considering leaving its suburban Chicago headquarters and taking more than 6,000 jobs out of Illinois, the costs – in money, lost employees and disruption – make moving an expensive proposition, one that some experts say they doubt the struggling retailer will undertake.



2 Hurt, 150 Gallons Of Fuel Spilled In Jane Addams Tollway Crash

Two people were hurt, and 150 gallons of fuel ended up on the pavement, when a semi slammed into a dump truck on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway early Friday.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

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Report: Sears Might Move Headquarters To D.C. Area

Sears is thinking of moving its corporate headquarters out of Illinois to Washington, D.C., according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

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Sears Considering Whether To Stay In Hoffman Estates

With a series incentives set to expire next year, retail giant Sears Roebuck and Co. is considering whether to move from it’s headquarters in Hoffman Estates.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

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Sears To Cut Jobs

Sears Holdings Corp. is closing one of its suburban stores, making the retailer one of six Illinois companies planning a total of 505 job cuts in coming months.


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Two Killed In Fiery Hoffman Estates Crash

A man and a woman were killed in a fiery crash Thursday night in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates, an accident state police say was a hit-and-run.