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Guide To Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again, early birds! Grab a cup of coffee, set the alarm and make a list. This year, you might not even need to go to bed at all. With many retailers staying open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever. Some retailers are offering deals starting Thursday evening or even earlier online.

11/24/2011

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Target To Black Friday Shoppers: Walk, Don’t Run (Forget That Commercial)

The deep discounts of Black Friday sales attract thousands of sometimes aggressive shoppers, but one retail chain is targeting safety concerns. Managers at Target are asking shoppers to put on the brakes.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announces the arrests of 59 people in a pre-holiday shoplifting sting. (Credit: CBS)

59 Arrested In Shoplifting Sting

A pre-holiday sting in Cook County targeting professional shoplifters in three locations has culminated in 59 arrests.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

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How To Dress For Your Holiday Office Party

‘Tis the season of holiday parties. As excited as I am to sip cocktails and devour appetizers, I’m even more wound-up about getting dolled up. Here are some ideas on what (and what not) to wear to your holiday office party.

11/15/2011

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Store Price Matching Not As Simple As It Sounds

With holiday shopping heating up, more stores are promoting price matching policies. It sounds like an easy deal, but it’s more difficult than it seems.

CBS 2–10/31/2011

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Stores Starting To Hire Seasonal Workers For Holidays

Fourteen million Americans are still looking for jobs – more than 423,000 in the Chicago area alone. But there’s hope on the horizon. Retailers are beginning to hang out the “for hire” signs for seasonal jobs for the holiday season.

CBS 2–09/19/2011

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9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Second Hand Boutique Store Sees Boom In Business Despite Recession

Frugal Fashion: Back to School on a Budget

Deciding on a school outfit is a tough decision. This is how to look like a million bucks while spending a lot less.

07/13/2011

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Red Target Bullseye May Shine From Old Carson’s Building

A red bullseye might soon grace the historic Louis Sullivan building on State Street that once housed the Carson Pirie Scott flagship store.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

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Discount Shoe Chain DSW To Join Target On State Street

The discount shoe chain, DSW, has signed an agreement to lease space in the old Carson Pirie Scott building on State Street.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

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New Target Store May Be Coming To Cabrini Site

A new Target store may be coming to the former site one of the many high-rises in the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

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Man Charged With Pulling Gun At Logan Square Target

Bond has been at $750,000 for a man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at security personnel detaining him for shoplifting at the Logan Square Target store last month.

03/02/2011

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Target Set To Move Into Carson’s Building

Target confirmed Tuesday that it will be moving into the old Carson Pirie Scott building at State and Madison streets.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

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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

Carson Pirie Scott building

Target Eyeing Old Carson’s State Street Store

One of the biggest retailers in the country may be moving to the Loop. Sources said that Target is looking at the old Carson Pirie Scott location on State and Madison.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2010

Black Friday

Black Friday Deals That Are Worth The Wait

There’s just two more days till Black Friday. Retailers are offering thousands of bargains, but which ones are worth it? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has suggestions from the experts.

CBS 2–11/24/2010

Christmas Shoppers

Best Black Friday Deals In Chicago

Black Friday is bigger and better in 2010. Waking up at 4AM, running through the aisles, jacked on coffee not your thing? With consumer sales down this year, many retailers are offering Black Friday deals online and in-stores up to a week early.

Check out our list for some of the best Black Friday deals in Chicago. Happy bargain hunting!

11/11/2010

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Retailer More On Target With Coupons Now

The popular store chain takes measures to offset computer glitches that shortchanged customers.

11/08/2010

A Chicago Target store.  (CBS)

Target Not Hitting Bullseye For Coupon Clippers

Consumer blogger says the retail chain is dragging its feet in correcting the problem, thus raking in more cash.

CBS 2–11/01/2010

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Police: Man Molested Girl At Peterson Avenue Target

A man is charged with criminal sexual abuse, after police say he molested a girl in the Target store in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2010

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