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An Old Navy store in Chicago. (CBS)

Retailer Tries To Lure Consumers Through The Doors With Million-Dollar Giveaway

Old Navy offered an incredible chance to win a $1 million prize to one person in the first waves of shoppers on Black Friday. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/29/2013

Sports Authority (CBS)

Sports Retailer Takes Steps To Deter Flash Robberies

Popular and expensive Starter jackets will no longer be displayed prominently at the front of Sports Authority stores. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/07/2013

Fire officials assess the damage at Casual Male in Evergreen Park after the store's roof collapsed. (McKenzie Evans)

Roof Collapses At South Suburban Clothing Store

A retail employee had a close shave Saturday when the roof of a clothing store fell in, moments after she left the building.

01/19/2013

Vacancy sign for retail space (CBS)

Some Suburbs Reversing Retail Vacancies, Others Stumped

Some suburban malls are looking like ghost towns, but what can communities do to turn the tide? CBS 2′s Kris Gutierrez reports.

05/10/2012

A shopper holds a receipt after buying items in Woolworths shop in Camberley, in Surrey, on December 11, 2008. Closing-down sales were under way at more than 800 branches of ailing retailer Woolworths Thursday as thousands of shop workers feared for their jobs. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants To Ban Retail Receipts With Toxic Chemical

Many receipts contain toxic Bisphenol A, or BPA. Legislation introduced Thursday will require all stores to find an alternative. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/09/2012

Shopping expert Jill Cataldo offers tips on how to save money buying clothes for kids. (CBS)

Survive This Economy: How To Scour Clearance Racks

Bargain queen Jill Cataldo shows the Wright family how to really clean up at the clothing clearance racks, in the latest installment of Dorothy Tucker’s ongoing series.

02/02/2012

Shoppers were out early on the day after Christmas, which is not only the busiest day of the year for returns, but the third busiest shopping day of the year. (Credit: CBS)

Local Retail Sales In Major Post-Holiday Slump

You may not see a lot of shopping activity on the Magnificent Mile these days.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Approves New Stores On Red Line

The Chicago Transit Board today approved three new leases for concession space on the Red Line.

11/09/2011

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

‘Black Friday’ Deals Losing Allure For Shoppers

Shoppers will be cautious with their dollars this holiday season and are less likely to rush to door-buster sales on “Black Friday,” according to a new analysis.

10/10/2011

(credit: Pilar Clark)

Concessions To Be Overhauled At O’Hare International Terminal

O’Hare International Airport is redeveloping the foodservice and retail operations in its international terminal, under a contract approved Thursday.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Magnificent Mile

New Shopping Festival Coming To Mag Mile

The Magnificent Mile is teeming with activity every day, but expect it to get even more intense this summer when a new festival debuts.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011

Exterior of hhgregg store. (Credit: hhgregg)

hhgregg Electronics Plans To Open Stores In Chicago

Electronics retailer hhgregg plans to open at least 20 stores in the Chicago area, beginning this fall, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.

02/16/2011

Trade was brisk at grocery stores Monday, in anticipation of this week's expected blizzard. (CBS)

There’s A Run On Food, Shovels, Snow Blowers

It didn’t take long for Chicago area residents to begin flooding grocery stores and retail outlets that sell snow-removal equipment.

01/31/2011

Retail

Holiday Retail Season May Be Best Ever

Retailers didn’t have high expectations this year, but as the holiday shopping season wraps up, they are on pace for the best sales since 2007.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

Carol Moseley Braun sat down for an in-depth interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Braun Seeks To Take Pulse Of Small Businesses

Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun is spending much of this major shopping day visiting with retail merchants in various parts of the city.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2010

Black Friday Shoppers

Black Friday Shoppers Swarm Before Dawn

On this Black Friday morning, the foot traffic in the suburban malls more resembled what one might expect on a weekday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Retailers Expected To Hire For The Holidays

Retailers are forecasting enough business this Christmas shopping season that they’re hiring holiday help at levels not seen in several years.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2010