Take a look back at Sears locations in Central Illinois. Do you remember shopping here?
The former downtown Bloomington Sears location is shown in a 1976 Pantagraph photo.
Sears store in downtown Bloomington, 1936.
Sears at Eastland Mall in Bloomington.
1968: Tammy McGee and Brad Sarver model Pooh styles at Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Decatur.
1988: O.D. Friend and wife, Margaret, tend to landscaping downtown Decatur Sears store.
1980: Jim Lawley operates Sears, Roebuck & Co. new portrait camera as customers wait in Decatur. They are, from left, Cindy Harding with 2-month-old Patrick, Malinda Black, 11, and Liz Snyder with Amy, 8 months.
From left, Jon Reimer, his wife, Julianne , and their son Jordan, 13 months, walked toward the Sears side of at Eastland Mall Wednesday evening after battling the crowds in an attempt to finish up their Christmas shopping in December 2004
Sears has a 90-year history in Bloomington, and was previously located on downtown's Center Street, where Fox & Hounds and other businesses are now located.
The entrance to the Sears store at Eastland Mall in Bloomington.
Eastland Shopping Center in Bloomington opened in February 1966.
Bill Anderson of Decatur watched a bank of large screen televisons covering the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the Sears store in Eastland Mall, Bloomington.
Eastland Shopping Center in Bloomington under construction, 1965.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be seen in jobless figures, which climbed to 6.5% statewide in October, a three percentage point increase over October 2021.
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