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New owners buy Sears Outlet Store in Portage

PORTAGE | A trio of brothers from Downers Grove have bought the Sears Outlet Store in Portage. Brothers Mike, Rick and Dan Gilbert acquired the outlet store – which sells overstock and discontinued items at discounted prices – at 6169 U.S. 6. Sears has been franchising more than 1,200 of i…

April 15, 2014 10:57 am

Cal City, Sears executives meet to discuss future of River Oaks vacancy

CALUMET CITY | Executives with Sears Holding Corp. met last week with Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush and other city officials to discuss the future of the site in the River Oaks Shopping Center that once was a Sears store.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Pepe Gonzalez

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Pepe Gonzalez

Long before the cartoon mouse of a similar name, the words "Speedy" and "Gonzalez" were known throughout the Gary and in the Indiana prep track world.

August 06, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Cops: Woman caught stealing threatened officer with knife

HOBART | A Valparaiso woman caught shoplifting at Sears threatened a security officer with a knife and fled with two companions, police said.

July 25, 2013 8:15 pm

Sears, Carsons sales tax losses will hurt Cal City finances

CALUMET CITY | The city's proposed budget seeks a 2.4 percent boost in money for the current fiscal year, yet officials said Monday they are skeptical they will be able to collect it.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sears' future could include consuming fiber

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sears' future could include consuming fiber

"Shop at Sears and save" was Sears' slogan in its early days. Today, that includes Sears.com.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Cal City legislators want Sears to give back money

CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, and two of his legislative colleagues whose districts include portions of the south suburbs plan to introduce a resolution Friday that says Sears should give back financial perks the state approved for the retailer two years ago to he…

April 11, 2013 9:18 pm
Calumet City Sears store slated for June closure

Calumet City Sears store slated for June closure

The nearly 50-year-old Sears store in Calumet City's River Oaks Center is closing in early June, the company confirmed Friday.

February 22, 2013 3:58 pm
Calumet City Sears store slated for June closure

Calumet City Sears store slated for June closure

The nearly 50-year-old Sears store in Calumet City's River Oaks Center is closing in early June, the company confirmed Friday.

February 22, 2013 3:59 pm
Calumet City Sears store slated for June closure

Calumet City Sears store slated for June closure

CALUMET CITY | The nearly 50-year-old Sears store in Calumet City's River Oaks Center is closing in early June, the company confirmed Friday.

February 22, 2013 1:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Architect, design film fest concludes today in Chicago

OFFBEAT: Architect, design film fest concludes today in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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St. John Kmart closing April 8

ST. JOHN | Sears Holdings Corp. is planning to close a Kmart store, 9550 Wicker Ave., St. John, on April 8.

February 01, 2012 9:30 am

Kmart closure planned in April

PORTAGE | Sears Holdings Corp. is planning to close a Kmart Super Center at 6050 U.S. 6 on April 8.

January 30, 2012 9:30 am

Meijer buying Portage Kmart

Meijer Inc. has bought a Kmart location in Portage slated to close, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

January 05, 2012 12:00 am

Kohl's plans Michigan City store

MICHIGAN CITY | The door has opened for a Kohl's to go up in Michigan City.

December 29, 2011 12:00 am

More than 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close

NEW YORK | Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores to raise cash after a weak holiday shopping season for the retailer.

December 27, 2011 1:45 pm

Anti-government Gary man found guilty of passing counterfeit bills at Hobart Sears

HAMMOND | After previous court outbursts denying government authority, a Gary man convicted of using more than 100 bogus $50 bills was not in the courtroom for his federal trial this week. 

December 09, 2011 7:45 pm

Valpo microbrewery growing, moving uptown

VALPARAISO | Tom and Lynne Uban are brewing up a very successful business with their Figure Eight microbrewery, so they are moving uptown.

August 10, 2011 6:30 pm

Sears appeal continues to impact D215 finances

CALUMET CITY | The board of education for Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 this week approved a resolution acknowledging that it accepts the outcome of a property tax appeal involving the Sears store at the River Oaks Shopping Center.

July 27, 2011 9:00 pm
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