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Layoffs Loom for Walgreen's, Sun-Times Media, Kmart

Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that nearly 1,200 jobs could be lost at the prominent companies.

Nine companies are reportedly preparing for nearly 1,200 layoffs throughout Illinois, including Walgreen's, Kmart and Sun-Times Media, according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Deerfield-based Walgreen's will reportedly lay off 65 warehouse workers in west suburban Berkeley while Kmart, part of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., plans to lay off 98 employees when it closes a Naperville store in the spring, reported Crain's.

Walgreen's has a Plainfield location at 24801 W. 135th Street, plus two nearby franchises on Caton Farm Road.

Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and other suburban papers, warns that 274 jobs in Glenview, Tinley Park and Aurora could be eliminated due to consolidation.

Denise February 08, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Is the Plainfield one to be closing. The one on 135th and 30?
Sheila Raddatz February 08, 2013 at 01:34 AM
I am predicting that we are losing Kohls off of 119th soon. The store is always empty. Not good.

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