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)