Season’s Greetings At Sears: Dingy Shops, Sparse ShelvesSears once towered over the retail landscape but has been on a slow decline for years. Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in 2005, pledging to return Sears to greatness. That didn’t happen. Sears was hit hard during the recession a decade ago and never recovered.
Conant High School Student Krisha Jivani Is A Finalist In Worldwide 'Breakthrough Junior Challenge'Krisha Jivani, a senior at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, is one of 15 finalists in the world competing in the "Breakthrough Junior Challenge."
Sears Parent Co. Buying Sears Hometown And Outlet StoresUnder the deal, Sears Hometown can sell its Sears Outlet and Buddy's Home Furnishing Stores businesses (together, the "Outlet Segment") to a third party for not less than $97.5 million.
Teen Seriously Injured In Hit-And-Run CrashA 13-year-old was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike Saturday morning in Inverness.
Sears To Open First Batch Of Smaller StoresThe first three stores called Sears Home & Life will open on Memorial Day weekend and are a fraction of the size of the company's traditional stores.
Bankruptcy Judge Gives Sears Another ChanceEven with this latest reprieve, Sears' long-term survival remains an open question. Lampert hasn't put forth any specific reinvention plans and the company still faces cutthroat competition from Amazon, Target and Walmart.
Sears Survives A Near-Death Experience, But For How Long?Many of Sears' unsecured creditors, who rank at the bottom of the list to be paid and include merchandise suppliers and landlords, had pressed for liquidation, contending the business was worth more dead than alive. They also questioned the propriety of certain deals Lampert has done while at Sears.
Sears Lives To See Another Day As Its CEO Tries To Buy The RetailerMany employees and customers are in shock. Many thought liquidation was inevitable. But now the 126-year-old company may have one lifeline left.
BREAKING: Sears Reaches 11th Hour Deal To Stay In BusinessAfter two long delays at a morning hearing in bankruptcy court, attorneys for Sears announced it had accepted a revised bid from a hedge fund controlled by Eddie Lampert, the chairman and former CEO of Sears. The deal could keep 425 of the stores open.
Hoffman Estates Hospital Welcomes Cook County's First Baby Born In 2019Yarehlie Ariana Nava was welcomed into the world at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, making her the first baby born in Cook County in 2019.
Proposed Veterans Cemetery In South Barrington Draws OppositionPassionate arguments erupted Thursday night during a conversation about a veterans' cemetery being proposed in northwest suburban South Barrington.
With Few Seeing Second Act For Sears, Company Shares RoutedSears is based in Hoffman Estates and still employs 89,000 people.
Sears Is Now A Penny StockThe share price fell below $1 on Friday for the first time in the company's history, dropping as much as 15% to 85 cents in midday trading.
Good Samaritan Pulls Sheriff's Officer Out Of Burning Squad Car After Hoffman Estates CrashThe officer was responding to a call around 3:40 a.m., when she collided with an SUV at the intersection of Barrington and Golf roads.
Man Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed A Mother And DaughterMichael Kelly, of West Dundee, has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence, and one felony county of driving under the influence.