Richard Sears planted his roots in Chicago back in 1887 after hiring a watchmaker named Roebuck. After more than a century in business the famous Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog still offers pretty much everything, from tractors to high chairs. But the company may soon change location.
Sears & Roebuck has been a dominant retailer in the Midwest since it got its start in Chicago almost 120 years ago. It’s hung on while other stores – from Marshall Field's to Montgomery Ward - have stumbled and vanished.