It’s the end of an era, as the last remaining Sears store in Illinois is closing this weekend.
The department store located at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg will close Sunday (Nov. 14). It’s been at the shopping center for 50 years.
Parent company Transformco announced the closing in mid-September.
Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2018. Transformco acquired Sears, which also owned Kmart, and has been closing Sears and Kmart stores around the United States.
Transformco stated the company is shifting its focus to Sears.com and the Sears Home Services business.
“This is part of the company’s strategy to unlock the value of the real estate and pursue the highest and best use for the benefit of the local community,” Larry Costello, Transformco’s public relations director, said in a statement.
Sears dates back to the 1890 and was founded in Chicago. The department store chain had roughly 700 stores when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.