Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that nearly 1,200 jobs could be lost at the prominent companies.
Thursday, February 7
By Shannon Antinori Nine companies are reportedly preparing for nearly 1,200 layoffs throughout Illinois, including Walgreens, Sun-Times Media and a Naperville Kmart, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Kmart, part of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., plans to lay off 98 employees when it closes its Naperville store in the spring. The store, located at 1199 E. Ogden Ave., could close as early as late March, reported Crain's. Employees at Deerfield-based Walgreens will face layoffs as well. The company will reportedly lay off 65 warehouse workers in west suburban Berkeley, reported Crain's. Walgreens has nearly a dozen locations …
Editing staff would leave Aurora for downtown Chicago under a new plan to restructure news operations and consolidate suburban newsrooms.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Naperville Sun and Beacon News newspaper office in Aurora will be closed under a new plan to "eliminate inefficiencies" in Sun-Times Media. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. The company has become "too small" to continue to operate as it is now, according to Jim Kirk, its editor-in-chief, who is proposing to move the newspaper's editors to the Chicago Sun-Times newsroom downtown and consolidate all editing and production there. The company, as it downsized, sold all of its suburban newspaper buildings in Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, Glenview and Naperville and moved staff into leased office space. The Naperville Sun and Beacon News office is currently located at 495 N. Commons Drive…