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Rewind Chicago: The Rise, Fall And Revival Of State Street

State Street, once known as “that Great Street,” had fallen on hard times by the late 1970s.

05/20/2014

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

Sears Might Sell Canadian Operations

The news comes as Sears Holdings Corp.’s chairman, the billionaire hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, has been under intense pressure to turn around its business. He took over as CEO in February 2013.

05/14/2014

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

Sears To Close Flagship State Street Store

Sears’ flagship store on State Street will close in April, the company announced Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.

11/05/2013

The Sears store in the Grand Crossing neighborhood is closing. (CBS)

Man Finds Sensitive Employee Data In File Cabinet He Bought From Sears

A Chicago man said Sears is lucky he’s honest; otherwise, the retailer could have exposed hundreds of its former employees to identity theft.

08/01/2013

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Girl Critically Injured After Falling Over Department Store Railing

A 10-year-old girl was critically injured after she fell over a railing at a Loop department store Friday afternoon.

07/27/2013

The Sears store in the Grand Crossing neighborhood is closing. (CBS)

Grand Crossing Neighborhood Fears Blight With Sears Closing

The original “Sears tower” can’t be missed from the Skyway, and below it sits the 90-year-old Sears store – a fixture in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. But it’s soon to be gone, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/06/2013

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Best Places To Make Holiday Gift Donations In Chicago

Chicago is abundant in luxury shops and fun winter festivals but it is also packed with those in need this holiday season. Take this opportunity to find a way to help others through a holiday gift donation.

12/21/2012

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Layaway War Erupting Among Major Retailers

Something of a layaway war has erupted among big retailers.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

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Former Deloitte & Touche Partner Admits To Insider Trading

A former partner in the prestigious accounting firm Deloitte and Touche has pleaded guilty to making $420,000 by trading on inside information about clients.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

The skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower. (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Onion Sparks Anger With Picture Of Plane Flying Into Willis Tower

Headline: Sears Extremists Fly Plane Into Willis Tower. To the satirical newspaper “The Onion”, that’s comedy–the kind their writers have been doing for decades. However, many people believe any humor about the tragedy of Sept. 11 crosses the line.

08/06/2012

Mary McLemore got two free air conditioners from Sears, after CBS 2 reported about her fears about suffering in the heat with broken air conditioning, and dozens of viewers offered to provide her with a new unit. (Credit: CBS)

CBS 2 Viewers Step Up For Elderly Woman With No Air Conditioning

An elderly woman from Maywood, who feared she’d be left without a good way to stay cool during the heat wave when her air conditioning broke, now has two brand new A/C units thanks to an outpouring of support from CBS 2 viewers who heard about her plight.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

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2 Weeks, 3 Smash-And-Grab Retail Thefts

For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Kim and Khloe Kardashian make a promotional appearance at Sears Friday at Woodfield Mall. (Allen Maniscalco/CBS 2)

Kardashian Sisters Draw Hundreds Of Fans At Woodfield Mall

Fans began to line up at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for the two-hour, 5 p.m. Friday promotional appearance at Sears.

04/20/2012

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

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Walter’s Perspective: What Lawmakers Should Resolve To Do In 2012

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson thinks Illinois lawmakers should redo the controversial tax breaks that Sears received for staying.

CBS 2–12/29/2011

This Kmart store in St. John, Ind. is scheduled to close under a plan announced by Sears Holding. (CBS)

Kmart Closing Hits NW Ind. Community

The St. John, Ind. Kmart survived tragedy in 1985, but now apparently cannot survive this economy. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/29/2011

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

Sears Lists First 79 Stores To Close, None In Illinois

Sears has released a list of the first 79 stores to close under a plan to shutter 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart locations due to poor holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

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

Up To 120 Sears, Kmart Stores To Close

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is closing between 100 and 120 Sears and K-Mart stores, after abysmal holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

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Last, Last-Minute Shoppers Swarm To Stores 2 Days Before Christmas

Even at the early hour of 5 a.m. on the day before Christmas Eve, stores were open for business, and plenty of consumers were out shopping.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

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