Final Illinois SEARS store closes

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (WTVO) — A chapter in Illinois’ retail history came to an end Sunday.

SEARS will close its store at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. It is the last of the company’s department stores in the state.

SEARS was once a titan in the world of department stores, but the company filed for bankruptcy in 2018.

“Me and my wife were just joking about it yesterday,” said Bolingbrook resident James Grzenia. “We remember rushing home right around Thanksgiving time to grab the SEARS catalog and dog-earing and circling all the toys that we wanted for Christmas and giving it to our parents.”

Its new parent company said it has plans to re-develop the property.

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