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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.


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Large Portrait Studio Chain Files For Bankruptcy

CPI Corp., a St. Louis-based operator of more than 2,000 U.S. portrait studios that abruptly closed its outlets last month, has filed for bankruptcy.


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Candidate Calls For Repeal of Ill. Income Tax Hike

Republican Mike Babcock of Bethalto (pictured) is running for state senate.


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Sears at Alton Square Closing

Company took $150 million state tax credit just two months earlier.


Sears Holdings Corp To Shutter Over 100 Sears And K-Mart Stores

One Local Sears to Close, No Kmarts

Crestwood Plaza store on closing list


Sears Holdings Corp To Shutter Over 100 Sears And K-Mart Stores

Quinn Hopes Sears Won’t Close Stores in Illinois

According to Rep. David Harris the tax breaks for Sears depend on the company’s ability to maintain 4,250 jobs at the Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.



Sears To Close 100 To 120 Kmart, Sears Stores

The closings are the most visible in a long series of moves to try to fix a retailer that has struggled with falling sales and shabby stores.


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Quinn Signs Legislation to Keep Sears From Leaving

Sears had threatened to leave Illinois without the legislation.


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Illinois House OKs Tax Relief for Businesses, Families

The approved tax breaks include some big names that are threatening to leave the state.


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Tax Break Package for Ill. Business’ Includes Credits for Sears

Lawmakers accuse companies of holiding a gun to the state’s head.