A Look At Sears’ Impact On Chicago’s Cultural History

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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close 142 more stores. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press
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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close 142 more stores. Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

A Look At Sears’ Impact On Chicago’s Cultural History

American retail giant Sears declared bankruptcy early Monday, as the company faces $5.5 billion in outstanding debt. The writing had been on the wall for years, with the rise of online retailers like Amazon wooing customers away.

Morning Shift explores how Sears shaped the Chicago retail landscape.

GUESTS: Lauren Zumbach, Chicago Tribune business reporter

Russell Lewis, executive vice president and chief historian at the Chicago History Museum

LEARN MORE: Rise and fall of Chicago icon: 132 years of Sears (Chicago Tribune 10/15/18)

Here’s why the Sears saga could go on for months (MarketWatch 10/17/18)