Last Kmart in Chicago set to close

Kmart’s Avondale location  its last location within Chicago’s city limits  is one of 40 stores Sears will close as the company goes through bankruptcy.

The company announced the closure of the store at 3443 W. Addison Street Thursday. It will also close another Kmart in Cudahy, Wis., as well as Sears locations in Springfield and Janesville, Wis. and Michigan City, Ind.

The locations are expected to begin clearance sales late next week.

Sears filed for bankruptcy in October, opening another troubled chapter for the storied Chicago retailer. When it filed for bankruptcy the company said it planned to close 142 stores by the end of the year, including a Sears in Joliet and Kmarts in Norridge and Griffith, Ind..

The announcement comes in the wake of closings announced by Lowes and Target.

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