| Dec 29, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Sears Holdings Corp will close as many as 120 of its Kmart and Sears discount and department stores after its holiday sales slumped, sending its shares sliding more than 27 percent to their lowest level in three years.
Three locations in Indiana will be...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Sears and Kmart stores in the tri-city area survived the first round of announced store closures today.
Sears Holdings Corp. released a list of 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it plans to close across the country.
Company officials this week...
| Jan 23, 2012
The phone rings at the Bucktown headquarters of Marbles: The Brain Store, puncturing the tapping of keyboards and the whir of the heating system.
No one picks up, though,
until a woman with curly brown hair and hazel eyes, sitting at a desk in the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Sears and Kmart stores in the tri-city area were spared in the latest round of store closures released today.
The list adds 15 stores to the 79 locations that Sears Holdings Corp. announced in December it would shutter.
Company officials released the...
| Mar 16, 2012
Douglas Oberhelman is the most outspoken business leader in Illinois.
As CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, he has placed himself — and the issue of Illinois' fiscal crisis — centerstage through a series of sharp-tongued op-eds bemoaning the...
| Oct 3, 2008
Tropical birds chirping. Children playing baseball and soccer in Kenwood Community Park. Students rushing off to Kenwood Academy High School. Such are the sights and sounds on a recent stroll through the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side....
| Jun 26, 2009
Michael Jackson was fascinated by celebrity tragedy. He had a statue of Marilyn Monroe in his home and studied the sad Hollywood exile of Charlie Chaplin. He married the daughter of Elvis Presley.
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| Jul 3, 2009
When Patti and Paul Noble decided to build a custom house, they looked to a northwest suburb where they had fond memories -- Crystal Lake.
"We had lived here years ago and knew we wanted to go back," said Patti. "We could have what we wanted here -- a...
| Mar 13, 2009
Cruise Illinois Highway 64 or 38 through Lombard and its neighboring towns and you see what amounts to a continuous, miles-long strip mall. But, tucked between those two highways is the other Lombard — the quiet, residential community where...