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River Oaks Sears closing

Updated: March 24, 2013 6:12AM

Sears will close its store at the River Oaks Mall in Calumet City — one of the mall’s original stores from 47 years ago — in early June in what the retailer called a “business decision.”

The store’s 164 employees, mostly hourly and part-time workers, may apply for open positions elsewhere at Sears and Kmart, and those eligible will receive severance, said Sears spokesman Chris Brathwaite.

Liquidation sales start on March 15. Sandra Guy

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