ILLINOIS — Businesses across the United States faced unprecedented challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic, including chain stores. Here are several companies that closed their doors in 2020 due to economic fallout from the public health crisis:


The greeting card and gift chain’s 260 stores (down from 450) entered liquidation in January. Six stores in Illinois are slated for closure.


The department store chain in early February announced plans to close 125 stores over the next three years, around a fifth of its brick-and-mortar footprint. The first Illinois stores slated for closure were in Carbondale and West Dundee, with 13 Macy’s stores remaining in the state.

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