PEORIA (HOI) – Heart of Illinois ABC confirmed the Peoria Sears location is set to close. That was confirmed by Northwoods Mall spokesperson, Bob Schertz.
He said the owner of Northwoods Mall is working closely with Sears and other stakeholders regarding the future development opportunity of the space, and they are committed to making further investments.
The news was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, saying the owner of Sears and Kmart plans to close 96 stores by February. The other Illinois location reportedly closing is in West Dundee.
Northwoods Mall referred all other questions to Sears Holdings. We reached out to them for comment, but have not heard back yet.