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Article updated: 11/23/2012 8:18 PM

Shoppers clear out suburban stores from the get-go

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Shoppers look for bargains as they navigate Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Shoppers look for bargains as they navigate Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

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Shoppers look for bargains as they navigate Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Kelly and John Karesh of Westmont show off some bargains early Friday morning at Sears in Oakbrook Center.

Marni Pyke | Staff Photographer

Linda Haber, left, of Woodstock and her daughter, Abby Naumann of Milwaukee, check some of their hot buys from Bath & Body Works at Algonquin Commons.

LENORE ADKINS | Staff Photographer

Jamie Hahn of Schaumburg shows off a top she found on sale at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Liz Jordan, left, of Chicago, and mom Judy Jordan find some deals at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

A line forms outside the Kate Spade store at Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Shaun and Carolyn Herda of Milwaukee came to Menards in Long Grove at 6 a.m. Friday to save a bundle on shelving for a new garage.

Bob Susnjara | Staff Photographer

Chicagoan Jennifer Estrella, center, shopped with her aunt Claudia Estrella, left, and mother, Sara Estrella, at Yorktown Center Friday morning. Among their bargains was a pair of shoes for the 8-year-old.

Marni Pyke | Staff Photographer

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Armed with newspaper ads, smart phones and game plans, Black Friday shoppers were on a mission at suburban stores early this morning. Did they get what they were after? "We really killed it," said Linda Haber of Woodstock. "I was shocked," said Steve Kenney, who works at Penney's in Yorktown Center. "Everything was gone 10 minutes after the store opened. They were polite, but everyone was working it."
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    • Shoppers look for bargains as they navigate Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday.
    • Shoppers look for bargains as they navigate Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday.
    • Shoppers look for bargains as they navigate Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday.
    • Kelly and John Karesh of Westmont show off some bargains early Friday morning at Sears in Oakbrook Center.
    • Linda Haber, left, of Woodstock and her daughter, Abby Naumann of Milwaukee, check some of their hot buys from Bath & Body Works at Algonquin Commons.
    • Jamie Hahn of Schaumburg shows off a top she found on sale at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
    • Liz Jordan, left, of Chicago, and mom Judy Jordan find some deals at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora on Friday.
    • A line forms outside the Kate Spade store at Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora on Friday.
    • Shaun and Carolyn Herda of Milwaukee came to Menards in Long Grove at 6 a.m. Friday to save a bundle on shelving for a new garage.
    • Chicagoan Jennifer Estrella, center, shopped with her aunt Claudia Estrella, left, and mother, Sara Estrella, at Yorktown Center Friday morning.  Among their bargains was a pair of shoes for the 8-year-old.
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