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With foot traffic dwindling and more consumers shopping online, brick-and-mortar chains are having to fight harder for customers. Many U.S. retailers also are laboring under a mountain of debt, turning the season into a high-stakes fight for survival.
Sears, Nine West among retailers facing make-or-break Christmas
The holiday season is always a pressure cooker for retailers, but this year promises to be more stressful than usual.
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Schaumburg trustees Tuesday expressed support for the direction of plans to redevelop the former Motorola Solutions campus at Algonquin and Meacham roads.
How Schaumburg, developer hope to keep Motorola project from affecting schools
The L. O. L Surprise Doll is a hot seller at Learning Express in Lake Zurich and at stores across the suburbs.
The hottest toys for Christmas this year
John McDonough, president and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks, says owner Rocky Wirtz deserves all the credit for changing the culture of the organization and helping it become a model franchise in sports.
Rozner: 10 years later, Blackhawks' McDonough just getting started
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