Last Kmart Store In Illinois To Close In April

Rachel Pierson
February 08, 2020 - 2:14 pm

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DES PLAINES, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Kmart shoppers are flooding the Des Plaines store to take advantage of the savings while they still can.

The store, at 1155 E. Oakton St., has been open since 1975 and is the only remaining Kmart in the state. It's closing at the end of April. 

Customers have been flooding the store and are waiting in long lines at checkout with full carts, where signs clearly state all sales are final.

Kmart’s parent company Transform Holdco closed several other locations last year, including the Bridgeview store back in August.

Transform announced Dec. 2 2019 that it would close 96 Sears and Kmart stores across the U.S. after Sears Holding Corp. filed for bankruptcy.